Environmental Issues

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Natural stone quarrying and the environment

Natural stone records the history of nature. It also reflects the history of man, who has used stone in contruction throughout his existence all over the world. Stone plays an important part in defining our diversified cultural an achitectural heritage.

Stone is durable and ecological construction material. It is quarried and prosessed with low-energy mechanical methods that involve no chemical processes. It can be fully recycled. The utilization of stone contributes to the concept of sustainable development.

Like all industrial production also the quarrying of stone has an impact on the environment. The Finnish natural stone industry is conscious of the impact and takes it into consideration in all activities.