Builders' Rubble: Opportunities In Processing And Reuse View
Aug 24, 2016
Key insights and opportunities from this GreenCape business case are summarised in this short brief.
About 85% of builders’ rubble (mineral component) is landfilled in South Africa, in spite of its re-use potential. Based on international experience, the biggest opportunity is in road construction.
- A key contributing factor to success in reuse of builders' rubble – both locally and globally – is operating at a regional scale, due to the low value of the material relative to logistics costs.
- We have noted a rapid growth in the market for builders’ rubble in Cape Town, with crushing companies largely supplying material to private sector construction.
- We expect the market to continue to grow, with the cost of virgin material rising and the expected landfill disposal fees increasingly driving the economy.
A full report on the business case is still being finalised. To further discuss the possibilities and the opportunities contact GreenCape.