Companies pour ‘first low-carbon sustainable concrete’ in circular economy project
SUSTAINABLE technology specialists Recycl8 say they have successfully carried out the first industry pour of their low-carbon sustainable R8 Mix concrete made with recycled materials, in partnership with Breedon Group, marking a significant milestone in the Aberdeenshire-based firm’s journey to the building products market.
Comprising Recycl8’s pioneering R8 Mix, along with blended cement and aggregate, the concrete was supplied to construction firm W M Donald, for an installation on a housing foundation at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new Huntingtower development in Perth, Scotland.
‘We are thrilled to be part of this landmark pour in partnership with Breedon Group, bringing our patented solution to market to provide sustainable, low-carbon, circular economy concrete for building work on a live project,’ said Mark Gillespie, CEO of Recycl8.
‘Not only does it have a significantly lower embodied carbon than traditional mixes, but it also gives new life to materials that would otherwise be discarded, reducing the reliance on virgin quarried materials. We believe that this is the future of sustainable construction.’
Craig Godsman, commercial manager at Breedon, added: ‘We are really pleased to be involved in this innovative project using Recycl8’s sustainable R8 Mix concrete technology. It aligns perfectly with our commitment to decarbonization, with the provision of lower-carbon solutions through our Breedon Balance range of products.’
The global construction industry is currently tackling the challenge of decarbonization in order to meet the much-publicized net-zero target by 2050, while simultaneously striving to meet demand for the ever-growing built environment.
Recycl8 and Breedon have announced further plans to work together on more projects using the R8 Mix concrete technology, alongside the Breedon Balance range of products.