High efficiency and sustainable profitability: the role of recycled concrete in the green approach

The focus on environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly crucial for our future existence. This requires a great deal of work from all players, which is why the construction industry is also moving more and more often towards environmentally sustainable solutions.

There are many innovations in the sector creating buzz and marking major steps forward, but without doubt the role of recycled concrete is one of the undisputed protagonists.

When it comes to sustainable profitability, one cannot ignore the analysis of this material, which marks a leap forward into the future and towards solutions that are good for both the economy and the environment.

Recycled concrete: what it is and why it is so important

Recycled concrete is obtained through the reuse of waste or demolition materials.

These are shattered and aggregated, often using other parts of concrete from old demolished structures such as roads, bridges, buildings. From a sustainability perspective, the creation and use of recycled concrete helps the environment and also saves money. After all, it is useful to know that concrete is the second most consumed product in the world, after water.

It is one of the basic products for the construction industry and has many advantages. In fact, this material is fire resistant, cost-effective, versatile and is also recyclable countless times. Without concrete, we could not have buildings and infrastructures that are fundamental to our lives, such as roads, airports, bridges and much more. Producing concrete has a strong impact on the environment: its production contributes to approximately 8% of all carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. An alarming percentage that does not fit in with the growing sensitivity towards sustainability characterizing the modern age.

How recycled concrete matches with the environment

The possibility of using recycled concrete, therefore, helps to reduce emissions, as material that has already been created and is still useful for new structures and infrastructure is reused.

Blendplants, with its mobile mixing plants, enables the production of concrete, cold asphalt and other mixtures with maximum waste reduction.

This maximises efficiency and productivity and emphasises environmental protection and the future of the planet. By facing the issues involved in the production of building materials, the whole process becomes more sustainable.

The main advantage of recycled concrete is its ability to reduce the use of virgin materials and limit the amount of waste going to landfill.

This leads to less environmental impact through reduced extraction of natural resources and reduced construction waste.

Furthermore, it is good to know that recycled concrete can maintain or even exceed the performance of traditional concrete in terms of strength and durability, depending on the recycling process and the quality of the waste materials used.

An advantage on all fronts, that allows efficiency and profitability to be kept high, but with an eye on sustainability.

Mobile mixing plants Blendplants

When it comes to green building and the green economy, Blendplants is always in the spotlight.

The Seventy mixing plant is designed to bring an innovation and additional benefits that traditional concrete mixers do not have. The lorry-mounted set-up of the plant also facilitates the transport of aggregates, this reduces the number of recovery trips. Talking about percentages, mixing on site reduces consumption and cuts transport costs by 50%.

The percentage of fuel used for transport is also reduced and this leads to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Besides that, Blendplants’ Seventy minimises the noise associated with the production of concrete and other materials, and the Euro 6 engines make the plant perfect to be used in urban areas.

This type of implant can be used for:

  • production of recycled concrete
  • cold asphalt production
  • dissemination of de-icing salt

It is constructed from recyclable materials and uses biodegradable hydraulic oils and greases, as well as environmentally friendly paints.