From waste to bricks: circular economy in construction

 

Blue Planet Solutions, a waste management company headquartered in Singapore, has recently acquired the UK-based Virtus Concrete Solutions Ltd. Virtus Concrete’s key offering are sustainable concrete blocks called Blockwalls, manufactured from 87 per cent recycled materials comprising mainly low-value inert waste materials. With this technology, Blue Planet has strengthened its ability to provide end-to-end waste management solutions. Virtus Concrete carried out a carbon assessment of their novel concrete block in collaboration with Lancaster Environment Centre. This study demonstrated that one Virtus geopolymer concrete mix block, can achieve carbon dioxide emission savings of 105.4 kg compared to that of a standard concrete block.

 

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