Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Material efficiency

An interesting and freely downloadable report from the Concrete Centre (the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry) points out the surprising fact that the industry now uses and recycles more waste than it produces, thus diverting significant volumes of waste from potential landfill and reducing the depletion of natural resources. It explains how the material properties of concrete, such as high thermal efficiency, can also contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.