How do you make concrete more environmentally friendly? CBC News

Environment | June 21, 2021

By: Cement Association of Canada

We’re addicted to concrete. It’s all around us — in our sidewalks, houses, schools and hospitals, all of which makes it the most widely used human-made material on Earth.

Concrete is expected to contribute 12 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, thanks in large part to one of its main ingredients, cement, which is currently responsible foras much as eight per cent of emissions.

But there’s a movement to make concrete greener by reducing its carbon footprint. The Global Cement and Concrete Association has promised carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, a goal Canada wants to help the industry achieve.

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