Lafarge Canada says that it successfully integrated 10,000t of recycled concrete waste in cement production at its St. Constant cement plant in Quebec using its ECOCycle Technology process. The year-long production trial constituted the first phase of Lafarge Canada’s pilot of ECOCycle Technology. The producer says that the achievement solidifies its leading position in North American circular construction innovation. Waste360 News has reported that concrete constitutes 4Mt (40%) of Canada’s 10Mt annual generation of construction and demolition waste.
President and CEO David Redfern said “By reusing construction and demolition wastes in the production of new building materials, we are reducing waste sent to landfill. Across Lafarge Canada, we’re evaluating any opportunity to decarbonise our operations, and circularity is part of this effort. This pilot is critical to demonstrate that we can effectively repurpose concrete waste, which goes a long way to conserve our naturally occurring resources and loops in construction sustainability – building new from old.”