chapter  17
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Producing sustainable concrete with minimal environmental impact

In order to build sustainable concrete structures with a minimal impact on the environment, it is necessary to start from the beginning: at the ready-mix plant where the concrete is produced. Therefore, it is necessary to examine closely:

• the environmental impact of the transportation of materials; • the treatment of the unused (“waste”) fresh concrete; • the treatment of the wash water and any surface water collected at the