South Australia’s Circular Economy Capabilities (English and Chinese) 2018

South Australia’s Circular Economy Capabilities (English and Chinese) 2018
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South Australia’s Circular Economy Capabilities (English and Chinese) 2018

South Australia’s industry for recovering and recycling construction and demolition material is particularly well developed with over 90% diverted from landfill. Construction and demolition material includes soil, bricks, bitumen, steel, processed timbers, plaster boards, plastic and general builders’ waste. ResourceCo South Australia’s largest specialist processor of construction and demolition, and commercial and industrial waste. It recovers and processes over two million tonnes of mixed construction and demolition waste materials per annum, producing recycled concrete/aggregates/ asphalt products for use in construction and road base, and grinds combustible materials for use as an alternative fuel to fossil fuels. ResourceCo Concrete provides concretes produced from recycled aggregates, a high quality alternative to standard concrete with a carbon footprint reduction of up to 65% to a quarried alternative. The concrete product has no compromise to the compressive and splitting tensile strengths from the use of sustainable aggregate and sand in the supply and manufacture of concrete. Green Industries SA has provided grants to support trials for using recycled asphalt back into new asphalt roads. Adelaide Resource Recovery The company recycles materials such as bitumen, concrete and mixed construction and demolition waste. After a resource recovery process, Adelaide Resource Recovery (ARR) sells recycled rubble, aggregates and a range of graded sands to building and engineering operations throughout South Australia. ARR’s most popular product, Recycled Rubble, is used by construction companies ranging from builders who want to lay foundations for buildings, to major civil engineering projects that require well-compacted bases for new roads and bridges. ARR has supplied recycled quarry materials on road redevelopments throughout Adelaide’s road network, as well as on specific projects such as the O-Bahn busway extension and the Brickworks Marketplace development. ARR produces in excess of 300,000t of recycled quarry materials resulting in the diversion of an equivalent amount of concrete and brick from landfill. ARR material is a direct replacement for virgin quarry materials.
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