Holcim has launched ECOCycle®, its proprietary circular technology platform, to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions.
With ECOCycle®, Holcim can recycle 100% of construction demolition materials across a broad range of applications, from decarbonized raw materials in low-carbon cement formulation all the way to aggregates in concrete and fillers in road construction.
Jan Jenisch, CEO of Holcim, stated, “Across all metropolitan areas where we operate, we are at the forefront of driving circular construction to build new from the old.”
“With our ECOCycle® technology, we can build cities from cities, recycling 100% of construction demolition materials into new solutions, so everything gets reused and nothing gets lost. With our world’s growing population and urbanization, circular construction is essential to build a future that works for people and the planet,” he added.
Holcim is deploying its ECOCycle® technology across its range of material solutions to scale up circular construction, reducing its use of natural resources. Its technology enables concrete, cement and aggregates to contain from 10 to 100% ECOCycle® recycled construction demolition materials inside without compromising performance while reducing their environmental footprint.
Holcim’s ECOCycle® technology platform is enabled by efficiently distributing, processing, grinding and recycling construction demolition materials into new building solutions.
As a pioneer in circular construction, Holcim launched the world’s first cement in Switzerland with 20% recycled construction demolition materials inside.
Building on this expertise, Holcim is now rolling out this solution across Europe with cement containing ECOCycle® construction demolition materials inside.
Holcim is building the world’s first affordable housing complex in France with 100% ECOCycle® recycled concrete inside.
Holcim is building a residential area in the UK with 50% ECOCycle® Aggregates inside made from 100% recycled construction demolition materials.
About the Circular Economy
At Holcim, we recognize that our world’s precious resources are finite. That’s why we are embracing circular operations and doing our part to build better with less. By reducing, regenerating and recycling materials whenever possible, we decarbonize building for a net-zero future. Read more about Holcim’s Circular Economy Strategy here.