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The battle to curb our appetite for concrete

We extract billions of tonnes of sand and gravel each year to make concrete for the building industry, and this is having an increasing environmental impact as beaches and river beds are stripped, warn campaigners.

Bath University researchers say up to 10% of sand in concrete can be replaced by plastic without significantly affecting concrete’s structural integrity – crucial in determining whether to use plastic in concrete for buildings.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45893549

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