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Joint Venture for Sustainable New Building Materials

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Joint Venture for Sustainable New Building Materials

Joint Venture for Sustainable New Building Materials The joint venture dedicated to producing and distributing Durabric, a low-carbon and affordable alternative to traditional bricks made from burnt clay. The size of the initial joint investment is $10 million from both partners with the intention of additional finance for the company’s ongoing growth. The LafargeHolcim research and development (R&D) centre will be used to help 14Trees address the rising need for affordable homes for the billions of people across the globe who occupy earth-based dwellings. Several countries in Africa are dealing with climate change as a result of mass deforestation created by a demand for...

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Building materials made from organic waste could help boost bio-economy

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Building materials made from organic waste could help boost bio-economy

Building materials made from organic waste could help boost bio-economy Organic waste could be used to make building materials and then fed back into the biological cycle at the end of their service life, claims a new report from Arup. Currently managed through landfill, incineration and composting, certain forms of organic waste could be diverted to help the global construction industry reduce its use of raw materials. In the UK alone, WRAP estimates that the construction industry accounts for 60 per cent of all raw materials consumed. Capturing organic waste streams from cities and the countryside could provide the industry...

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