Recycled aggregates contribute to resource protection

In terms of structural properties and annual production volumes, recycled building materials such as remexit® are among the most important secondary building materials in the construction industry. They replace about 12% of the annual quantities of aggregates required across the construction sector in Germany. No other alternative building material makes such a relevant contribution to conserving resources. However, we are also aware of the challenges arising from groundwater protection requirements. The remexit® initiative therefore also serves the purpose of education and further training.

Input materials: Construction and demolition waste

Secondary building materials through recycling of construction and demolition waste

Building material recycling is the processing of secondary mineral resources such as waste from remediation, construction and demolition of buildings and roads for reuse as recycled aggregates. The German construction industry's "Kreislaufwirtschaft Bau" initiative publishes data on the occurrence and origin of these materials every two years. more

Economics of recycled aggregates

Generally speaking, recycled aggregates are less expensive than natural raw materials. The total cost savings of a project through the use of secondary building materials depends on factors such as the location of the construction site (transport), existing regional capacities of natural and recycled aggregates, the competitive structure and technical requirements. more