27 Dec '12, 6pm

This is a good article on one of the biggest challenges we face...recycling demolition

The eco-revolution is changing nearly every industry, and demolition is no exception. Green demolition involves recycling or reusing as much material as possible from the building being demolished, including flooring, pipes, metal, concrete and many other types of demolition debris. In fact, many demolition projects now require the demolition company to recycle 90-95 percent of all materials. Opting for green demolition helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills while simultaneously reducing the amount of virgin materials that must be used in construction. As a country, we create an enormous stream of construction waste. According to the EPA, the U.S. generated nearly 136 million tons of construction waste in 2008 alone! Overall, building projects contribute 40 percent of the nation’s solid waste. Fortunately, green demolition experts have developed techniques for ...

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