Sierra Club Guidance: Cement Manufacturing
The Sierra Club provides insight on the environmental impacts of the cement industry and provides guidance for the future, including cement alternatives.
Cement manufacturing is an environmentally destructive industry due to its consumption of nonrenewable resources and high rates of pollution such as NOx and CO2.
The Sierra Club offers solutions to the cement industry that include replacing cement manufacturing with nature-based solutions and other raw materials, using precast cement and high-performance materials, using heat recovery technologies, and using clean energy sources. The Sierra Club argues that policy change around the cement industry is necessary for innovation that promotes a cleaner environment.