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LafargeHolcim expands ECOPact concrete range into US

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LafargeHolcim introduces ECOPact, a range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits. After a successful market adoption in Europe, ECOPact is now available in the US with plans to expand into the UK, Canada, Latin America and other markets worldwide in the coming months. This introduction is an essential component of the company’s strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction.

With the rollout of ECOPact across the Americas, the company makes a significant contribution to sustainable construction, where it sells roughly 15 million m3 of ready-mix concrete every year.

ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, from 30% to 100% less carbon emissions compared to standard (CEM I) concrete. Where regulatory conditions allow, ECOPact products integrate upcycled construction and demolition materials, further closing the resource loop.

With this new ECOPact green concrete range LafargeHolcim aims to continue to lead the way in sustainable and circular construction. With one-third of its net sales already in sustainable solutions, LafargeHolcim offers a broad portfolio of low-carbon products and technologies. The company dedicates 50% of its innovation resources to low carbon solutions, with 40% of its patents currently in this area.

The company embraces a circular business model with operations in waste treatment and demolition waste upcycling. Its Susteno brand of cement, for example, is the first and only resource-saving cement in Europe that uses fine mixed granulate from demolished buildings as an additive. Its subsidiary Geocycle co-processed more than 10 million t of waste in 2019, of which 2 million t were related to plastic.

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