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UK cement industry cuts CO2

Carbon dioxide emissions from the UK cement industry were reduced by 29% between 1990 and 2006 according to the latest ‘Performance’ report published by the British Cement Association (BCA).
This means that a total of 3.9m tonnes of CO2 was saved over the period.

The reduction has been achieved through waste processing – more than 1.1m tonnes of waste was used in the period – a reduction in fossil fuel consumption – 23% drop in the period – and investment in energy-efficient technology.

The measures have been introduced in part, as a response to the environmental targets agreed with the Environment Agency in 2005 (a copy of which is available at www.cementindustry.co.uk);

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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