Presentation on theme: "Asphalt Pavement — America’s Recycling Leader Asphalt pavement is America’s most recycled product. Period."— Presentation transcript:
Asphalt Pavement — America’s Recycling Leader Asphalt pavement is America’s most recycled product. Period.
Just the facts... More asphalt pavement is recycled than any other product. Hot Mix Asphalt can be engineered to accept recycled products from other industries, helping to reduce our reliance on landfills.
How much asphalt pavement is recycled? Volume: 73 million metric tons (80.3 million tons) Rate: 80% of the asphalt pavement removed during widening and resurfacing projects — Federal Highway Administration
Compared with... Only 28% of post-consumer goods in the municipal solid waste stream
Recycling, by tonnage
A closer look at the numbers. The volume of recycled asphalt pavement is … 13 TIMES greater than recycling of newsprint 27 TIMES greater than recycling of glass bottles 89 TIMES greater than recycling of aluminum cans 267 TIMES greater than recycling of plastic containers
What it’s used for New roads Roadbeds Shoulders Embankments
Environmental Benefit #2 Other recycled products are used in making asphalt pavement Old tires Slag aggregate Roofing shingles Foundry sand
Slag aggregate A by-product of steel production Works especially well for high-volume and/or skid-resistance applications Indianapolis Motor Speedway Automobile manufacturers’ test tracks Meets requirements for use in Superpave
Roofing shingles Factory rejects are recycled into high- quality pavements Approved for use by North Carolina and Minnesota DOTs Works well for industrial and commercial parking lots
Foundry sand Already screened, blended and ready to use in Hot Mix Asphalt Reduces cost of sand by about 40% 100,000 tons used in HMA in 2000 alone
Resourcefulness in action Recycling of asphalt pavement benefits everyone Maintains high quality Reduces taxpayer cost Rewards good environmental stewardship