Japan has made a new building material from waste concrete and CO2 – could reduce emissions by 7%

There are still years to decades to go in perfecting the material for widespread use, but this is good news nonetheless. 

If you have ever seen piles of concrete debris from demolished homes and buildings and wondered if those concrete chunks of rubble could ever be recycled somehow, we now have proof that they can. Like most good news on the climate, it indeed would be awesome if we had this new material fifty years ago.

The production of concrete is seven percent of all global CO2 emissions.

Waste concrete is hauled to the local landfill or in the case of Florida, a trash mountain. CO2 in the atmosphere is literally killing us and every other organism on earth. 

  • October 13, 2021