GLOBAL

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall...

29 Mar 2017

FRANCE

CEO named for cement titan LafargeHolcim

The boards of France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim have approved Eric Olsen for the role of chief executive officer once the firms merge, creating the world's biggest cement company, they announced on Thursday, 9 April...

10 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Lafarge disappoints with profit but holds targets

PARIS, FRANCE: French cement and building materials company Lafarge reported stable quarterly earnings below analysts' expectations, but stood by its targets for operating performance and reducing debt.

7 Nov 2013

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