Incorporating waste management into all aspects of our business
At Holcim, we are determined to reduce our waste and recycle wherever possible. We have set ourselves the target of recycling 10 million metric tons of construction demolition materials into our products by 2025. To achieve this, we are continuously innovating products that incorporate waste material. Our ECOPlanet green cement is the world’s first cement containing 20% construction demolition materials.
Our plants in Retznei, Austria, and Cizkovice, Czech Republic, operate with close to 100% ECOFuels, from materials at the end of their lifecycle, such as biomass and municipal waste. This increases our thermal substitution rate and promotes circularity with green operations.
To accelerate the shift toward more circular living, we are engaging with like-minded partners, from urban leaders with our Circular Cities Barometer to customers and communities with our GO CIRCULAR race boat and Circular Explorer recycling catamaran.