Concrete is reinforced with recycled tyres

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With concrete being one of the most used building materials globally, it’s no wonder we cover a lot of projects looking at how to improve its performance, such as making porous concrete structures to reduce runoff in built-up areas, or glow-in-the-dark cement to aid road safety, and now a team from the University of British Columbia has found a method that makes it stronger and more eco-friendly. The team’s motivation came from the fact that concrete production alone contributes 7 percent of global greenhouse emissions, so, to offset some of this, they upcycled used tyres as a reinforcing material. Each…

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