CRI intends to expand recovery and recycling activities with potential for recycling recovered building and demolition waste into a reusable, re-saleable product. CRI considers offering this service to be an investment in the future sustainability and profitability of the business, local economy, and of course the protection of the environment.
Construction and demolition waste makes up over 50% of waste going to landfill in Perth. An opportunity to provide the building and construction industries, local councils and government authorities, and the general public with an alternative waste facility, in addition to renewable, recycled materials for re-sale.
Concrete will be crushed, and made into recycled road base product for sale. For a long time, concrete has simply been discarded from demolition sites into landfill. However, in recent times, we have learned of better ways to utilize the rubble left over when a concrete structure is demolished. It is becoming more and more popular to use recycled concrete in order to reduce costs, and avoid unnecessary waste.
When the concrete has been crushed down to a useable size, and has had any excess material removed, there are a number of ways it can be used. Small pieces of recycled aggregate may be used as gravel, forming a base layer for roads or footpaths, over which another layer of new concrete can be poured. Larger pieces of recycled aggregate can be utilised for many different things such erosion control.
In a world where many companies are mindful of the potential consequences their operations may have on the environment, using recycled aggregate is one way to contribute towards a sustainable environment. Using recycled aggregate is a viable and cost efficient alternative to just dumping building and demolition waste into landfill. Another positive benefit gained when using recycled aggregate is that materials that might otherwise have been used in creating new concrete, can now be left alone, or saved for future projects.
Further environmental and economical advantages would also be evident, as users of the recycling facility may not have to travel as far to dump waste, thus saving energy, travelling costs, fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.