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HeidelbergCement announce circular city partnership

HeidelbergCement

Company to support Europe’s first municipal urban mining pilot project

HEIDELBERGCEMENT are to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster. 

Heidelberg, in Germany, is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, with the main goal of simplifying the reuse of construction and demolition waste for new building projects – all in the spirit of the circular economy.

‘Full circular economy and sustainable construction are central elements of our climate strategy,’ said Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement. ‘We want to continue to significantly reduce our carbon footprint in the coming years. In doing so, we are focusing on the life cycle assessment of our product, concrete, including the processing of demolished concrete and returning it to the construction cycle.

‘By 2030, we want to offer circular alternatives for half of our concrete products. Together with the city of Heidelberg, also a pioneer in the area of climate protection, we want to use the Circular City project to demonstrate the enormous potential of concrete recycling for future urban construction.’

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