Recycled Construction Material
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In the construction industry there are various materials that are used on a daily basis. Many of which are recycled. Recycling companies are now not only focused on basic paper and plastic products but are now taking old but useful construction material and flipping them at a competitive price. A price that construction companies cannot turn down. Not only does this help sustain the environment but it helps keep costs low for construction companies. Products range from glass for windows, wood for wood beams, and concrete for road beds. Today we will explore why companies should consider using recycled material for any land development project instead of using new material.
Recycled construction material use is growing exponentially. Recycling in the construction industry has become a huge business. Construction materials such as concrete have a large carbon footprint so in order to better the environment companies have begun to find a way to recycle. Notre Dame engineering professor Yahya Kurama believes that by using recycled concrete instead of new material, this reduces concrete’s environmental impact by about half. From decreased water usage, less mining, and a decrease in transportation costs, using recycled material can really help our environment according to Kurama.
Additionally, Kurama’s studies have shown in some cases that recycled concrete is stronger than it’s natural counterpart. This is important especially for construction companies because if Kurama’s claims are true, companies will be able to buy better material at a cheaper price. Recycling concrete can essentially benefit the recycler and the customer, all while incorporating environmentally friendly efforts within the industry.
It is expected that the world will demand 4.4 billion metric tons of concrete by the year 2050. To keep our environment in the best condition possible and to fund these huge construction projects that are projected to take place within the next 30 years, it needs to be a priority that we exploit all possible opportunities to recycle useful construction material. Recycled material is sold at a competitive price, it helps sustain our environment, and can be better than new material. Use recycled material as there is nothing but upside.