The UK cement industry’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by 25% between 1998 and 2018.
A new report shows a significant reduction in emission, and this is largely due to the use of alterative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources.
The report also notes zero process waste was sent to landfill in 2018 and says 1.4 million tonnes of waste and by-products from other sectors were recycled by the UK cement Industry, this resulted in around 10% of all cement made up of recycled materials.
UK cement producers continue the long-term trend to improve their environment, health and safety performance, whilst facing increased international competition this challenging market. By continuing their transparency on environmental performance in this report and providing the Uk economy with low carbon products, the industry’s aspiration matches the needs of the comtemporarity.