There are many economic, environmental, and social benefits to using recycled aggregates.
What are the benefits of using recycled aggregates?
Making use of recycled aggregates over virgin materials can save money as they are less expensive to produce. If recycled materials are available locally then this can reduce the cost of transporting the aggregates. Producing recycled aggregate for resale is more cost-effective than sending unwanted materials to landfills and incurring landfill tax.
Recycled Aggregate is regarded to be a ‘green’ construction material.
Using recycled aggregate reduces the amount of virgin aggregates which are created and therefore means less use of natural resources. There is increasing pressure on landfill capacity, and pressure on construction sites to divert waste away from landfill to meet UK and sustainability targets
Recycled aggregates can be used for various functions, suitable for use with construction projects, landscaping and in home improvement applications.
Studies prove that Recycled Aggregate is as structurally reliable as natural aggregate and is as safe to use. These benefits of using recycled aggregate mean that you can enjoy doing your part to help the environment with decreased expenditure – and without the need to sacrifice use, strength, and durability.
Reduces Landfill Space
In 2013, 293 million tons of waste were put into landfills; that’s approximately 1,871 pounds per person based on personal trash usage alone. When you use recycled concrete from an aggregate distributor, you are saving thousands of pounds of waste from commercial and industrial projects. Recycling is a great way to repurpose materials and utilize them as alternative solutions.
From the creation of fill materials to the transportation necessary for gravel suppliers to move concrete from the manufacturing plant to the distribution site, tons of pollution are emitted during the process. With recycled concrete, much of the waste has already been produced, allowing for a reduction of pollutants into the air and thus reducing the impact on the environment.
Did you know using recycled concrete can save you money? The recycled version is lighter, and because bulk materials for industrial manufacturing are majorly sold by weight, you are decreasing the amount of money you would spend on your project by selecting the recycled option.
“Using recycled concrete is a great way to help save the environment and a little green in the process. By taking these small steps towards eco-friendly practices, you can help transform how companies do business all over the world.”
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