In the latest bid to save the environment, the construction industry has recently joined forces with the transport industry. With over 39 million licenced vehicles in Great Britain, plenty of journeys are made everyday on the roads, meaning the quality of the roads are constantly needing to be maintained.
How does this relate to the construction industry we hear you ask?
Well, a new sustainable road material has been produced with the help of old, reusable vehicle tyres, and building rubble that is often found on a construction site.
What is the new road material?
With a large amount of vehicles being produced every year, this will also increase the amount of times a road is used. It takes a lot of time and money when it comes to maintaining public roads, so it will have to be done frequently with the ever growing number of drivers. With the new road material that has been produced from leftover tyres and building rubble, it has been named the latest innovation to help the environment. Half of the waste produced each year is from construction and demolition sites. There are also around one billion tyres that are wasted and left over each year. Combining both of these materials will not only help the economy, it will also create an environmentally friendly product that will help to maintain the public roads.
Recent figures show that 400 million tonnes of material is used on a typical construction site. 100 million tonnes of waste is then produced. 25 million tonnes of this construction waste is then disposed of at a landfill site. That’s a huge amount of material that could be reused!
Currently, roads are made up of products such as quarried rock and sand, however these are unsustainable materials. Using and recycling various products will reduce the amount of waste ending up at landfill sites. Another benefit of using tyres and building rubble will enable the mix to become more flexible, which will prevent the road from cracking and splitting in certain areas.
Researchers have identified the perfect blend, which is 0.5% finely crumbled rubber and 99.5% of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA).
How can we help at BuyADigger?
Although we can’t contribute directly to producing the new sustainable road material, we can however offer quality used construction machinery. Buying second hand diggers and other plant equipment will not only save you pennies but our machinery is as good as new.
Here at BuyADigger, we can offer the following types of plant equipment:
- Excavators (Mini/Midi, Tracked, Long Reach)
- Backhoe Loaders
On average, the machines we have in stock are around 3 – 5 years old. As part of the company policy, machines are replaced every 3 years to ensure only the best equipment is used by customers.
When you buy used construction machinery from us you will also benefit from the following:
- All of our machines have just one previous owner
- Comes with a manufacturer’s service history
- International delivery can also be offered for our customers
- We can offer a 1 month warranty on all major components
If you’re looking for a specific machine, then feel free to visit our website and get in contact with the sales team today.
EVision Electric Vehicle Hire
EVision Electric Vehicle Hire, our sister company, is also part of the H.E. Group. If you’re looking to do your bit for the environment, their fleet of vehicles are ready to hire out today.
They are the UK’s first and largest pure electric fleet with four collection points based in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire.
At EVision they have over 200 electric vehicles to choose from including:
- Tesla Model S, X & 3
- BMW i3
- Renault ZOE
- Kia e-Niro
- Audi e-tron
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Vauxhall Corsa-e
Contact the team today or book on the website.