Circular construction

BUILDING NEW FROM OLD


We only have one planet but are living like we have two. At Holcim, we are driving the shift from a linear “take, make, waste” economy to a circular “reduce, reuse, recycle” approach. From our plants and products to the built environment, we are implementing circular principles.

Circular construction unlocks economic growth in a way that is climate-friendly, nature-positive and socially inclusive. Our vision for construction is to build new from the old with recycled materials in every new building.

Holcim is a world leader in recycling. Today, we recycle over 50 million metric tons of materials across our business. We are on our way to doubling this rate to reach 100 million metric tons by 2030 as part of our net-zero journey.

To accelerate the shift toward circular living, Holcim has launched GO CIRCULAR – its first race boat. Through its education program, the initiative is empowering students and communities to take action.

“Circularity is the opportunity of our time. My vision for construction is to build new from the old with recycled materials in every new building.”

Jan Jenisch| CEO

Given the rapid rate of urbanization worldwide, cities have a crucial role to play in the circular economy transition. Holcim is involved in numerous aspects of developing circular cities, from smart buildings and infrastructure to recycling hubs.

Recycling is key to our commitment to circular construction, from recycling construction and demolition waste, to managing waste disposal.

We are leveraging recarbonation – a process that enables carbon dioxide recycling – to develop innovative and sustainable building solutions.

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