Lafarge Canada Pilots ECOCycle Technology

Taking a bold step toward circularity and sustainable construction, Lafarge Canada has completed the initial phase of its pilot project of ECOCycle technology at the Saint-Constant plant in Quebec. 

Supported by Geocycle Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim, the project has integrated about 10,000 tonnes of old concrete and building demolition material into the manufacturing process for new cement over the past year. Lafarge Canada noted that the cement produced during this phase has proven to be of equivalent performance to traditional cement and meets all local requirements. 

“By reusing construction and demolition wastes in the production of new building materials, we are reducing waste sent to landfill,” explained David Redfern, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (East). “Across Lafarge Canada we’re evaluating any opportunity to decarbonize 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.”

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