UK Concrete is the campaign to raise awareness of the contribution of concrete in a sustainable built environment.
Concrete is essential for our economy and our way of life, now and in the future. New homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, roads and railways, as well as the infrastructure that provides us with clean water, sanitation and low-carbon energy, all depend on the industry’s products and create the demand for them.
Concrete is the world’s most versatile and sought-after man-made material, made by mixing aggregates with cement and water under strict planning and permitting conditions. UK concrete, both ready mixed and precast, is produced from around 1,000 sites nationwide. Over 90 million tonnes is consumed in a typical year for an amazing range of uses which form the foundation and fabric of our built environment, both onshore and offshore, above ground, on the ground, and below our feet.
The UK concrete industry also takes its environmental obligations extremely seriously and is committed to being part of a net zero carbon society. We support the ambition to decarbonise as soon as practically and economically possible and are working hard every day to achieve it.
Delivering net zero will require bold leadership from governments and industry around the world. Following the UN COP26 Summit there is an excellent opportunity for UK Government to put in place new domestic measures to support energy intensive manufacturing industries, which can help to accelerate decarbonisation and create UK net zero jobs.
UK concrete is essential, sustainable, protecting people, innovating, helping to tackle climate change and enabling great design.
The UK concrete and cement industry has developed a roadmap to beyond net zero by 2050 - removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.
Further resources are available at www.thisisconcrete.co.uk/Resources.
MPA Precast is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries. www.mineralproducts.org
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