While recycling paper, plastic, cardboard, glass and cans receives a lot of attention what people don’t know is the majority of recycling that happens across the country is construction and demolition waste, including roads.
Each year Victoria generates more than 5.3 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste, and Queensland generates more than 3.8 million tonnes.
Green Roads by Alex Fraser recovers, recycles and repurposes more than 3.5 million tonnes of road waste every year; reducing landfill, the carbon footprint of development, extraction and cuts traffic.
How are roads recycled?
The concept of recycling a road sounds totally wild doesn’t it?
That’s why the team at Totally Wild went behind the scenes of an Alex Fraser recycling site – to learn how we transform concrete, asphalt, brick, stone and glass into high quality VicRoads approved construction materials.
Our products are giving developers and government a sustainable alternative to quarrying precious natural resources when building new infrastructure and reducing carbon emissions by 65 percent.
Watch the video to see how the Totally Wild crew discover recycling roads is much more than big machines crushing, pulverizing and crunching but is reducing the environmental impact of development and promoting the sustainable use of resources.