Circular Economy In Construction

It is no secret that our environment is in danger, and with the construction industry contributing to 32% of total landfill waste in the UK, many of the industry’s leading traders have focused their energy on creating more sustainable practices. Eco-friendly initiatives such as SRC Group’s reduced carbon concrete have already had a significant impact on the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted during the concrete creation process, but we must not ignore the ongoing problem of landfills and the consequences that they impose on our environment. Circular economies are widely implemented across many industries to help reduce the strain on landfills and protect our planet, so it is no surprise that these are appearing within construction in order to combat its high amount of waste.

What is a Circular Economy?

A circular economy is a term used to describe the cycle in which waste is repurposed within the same general area of use, such as how new phones are made or repaired with parts from older phones in the tech industry. Experts wondered if construction waste could be used to help build new structures and found that the answer is, it can! Unfortunately, it is not as simple as taking this waste straight to another construction site for use. The steps involved in this process will be covered later in more depth but it is safe to say that the effort is worth the outcome. The main goal of using a circular economy is to reduce the strain on landfills while providing more resources for future projects, something which has been achieved thanks to the efforts of companies like SRC Group. With our commitment to sustainability, maintaining an efficient circular economy is at the heart of everything we do at SRC Group. We believe the future of green construction relies on identifying waste as the valuable resource it can become.

Understanding the Importance of Recycled Aggregates

Recycled aggregates are becoming a more and more popular material within the construction industry due to various reasons. One crucial factor is their role as part of a circular economy. Aggregates of this type are sourced from waste construction materials, preventing them from being sent to a landfill like most construction waste. At SRC Group, we collect construction waste from various sites and bring it back to our state-of-the-art recycling centres. There, our experts meticulously check the quality of all the materials in order to guarantee that they meet our strict standards. After ensuring the high standard of the materials, they are ready for use in virtually any future construction project. Some of these are crafted into SRC Group’s very own ECO-BLOC® using a mix of course and fine recycled aggregates, allowing for them to be repurposed in supporting the UK’s ever-growing housing industry. Thanks to SRC Group’s large fleet of vehicles and expert drivers, the recycled aggregates can be delivered directly to the new site where they will be repurposed.

Benefits of a Circular Economy

The most obvious benefit of a circular economy is the environmental impact. Turning construction waste into recycled aggregates reduces the number of materials sent to a landfill site, protecting our natural landscape. Furthermore, the reuse of such materials decreases the strain on natural resources as the amount of readily available aggregates will increase. This once again preserves natural spaces and prevents the disruption of local ecosystems that can unfortunately occur when collecting primary aggregates.

Another advantage of opting for recycled aggregates over their primary counterpart is cost efficiency. When working with a tight budget, it is necessary to cut costs wherever possible without compromising on quality. Meeting the same high-quality standards as regular aggregates, recycled aggregates offer a budget-friendly alternative for those wanting to keep costs low. SRC Group’s materials are competitively priced to ensure that we stay affordable for all types of construction projects.

Finally, it goes without saying that recycled aggregates are far more environmentally-friendly, keeping any project’s eco-footprint green, and preserving our planet for future generations.

Why Choose SRC Group for Recycled Aggregates?

Here at SRC Group, we pride ourselves on our recycled aggregates for a variety of reasons. Firstly, we have implemented strict quality standards in all of our top-of-the-line recycling centres. This ensures that all recycled aggregates adhere to WRAP protocols as well as passing our stringent in-house testing procedure. They all also consistently meet high quality standards in line with the Highways 600 series and other British Standards, allowing for peace of mind that they will be fit for any purpose. We offer on-site delivery and our professional team of drivers will transport materials swiftly and carefully, so that there are no delays with construction. On top of all this, orders can be customised to cater to the exact number of recycled aggregates needed for a project, keeping both waste and costs down. SRC Group can complete the whole job in-house from demolition and excavation to processing and repurposing, so there is no need to utilise multiple contractors. With our competitive pricing, eco-initiatives, and top-quality products; SRC Group is the clear choice for all of your construction needs.

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