Industrial  Materials  Recycling
                     Managing  Resources for Tomorrow
                                   NEARLY EVERY
                               industrial process, from
                    manufacturing consumer goods, to generating
             energy, produces many different types of usable materials.
          These industrial materials can be recycled just like newspapers—
                          both are valuable commodities.

Don't let valuable industrial materials go to waste. Recycle them today!
Why recycle industrial materials?

Recycled industrial materials, such as
coal combustion products, foundry sand,
and construction and demolition debris,
have many of the same properties as the
virgin materials they replace. They can
even improve the quality of a product. For
example, the use of coal fly ash can enhance
the strength and durability of concrete.
Industrial materials recycling also:

  Preserves our natural resources by
  decreasing the demand for virgin

  Conserves energy and  reduces
  greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing
  the demand for products made from
  energy-intensive manufacturing

  Saves money by decreasing disposal
  costs for the generator and decreasing the
  cost of materials for end users.

Industrial materials

Coal Combustion Products
    Fly and Bottom Ash
    Boiler Slag
    Flue Gas Desulfurization Material
  Can be recycled in
       Portland cement and concrete
       Flowable and structural fill
       Wai I board
Construction and Demolition Debris
    Gypsum from drywall
    Asphalt from roads and roofing shingles
    Wood from buildings
  Can be recycled in
       Asphalt paving
       Re-milled lumber
       Wai I board
Foundry Sand
    Spent sand used in metal casting
  Can be recycled in
       Road embankments
       Flowable and structural fill
       Base and sub-base for road

Industrial materia.
recycling in action
University of California, Berkeley, California
The University of California-Berkeley used high-
volume fly ash concrete in reinforcing the stability
 f? its two buildings, reducing the use of fossil fuels
  hile saving thousands of dollars. wurster.htm

Denver Stapleton Airport, Denver, Colorado
Recycled Materials Company, Inc. recovered and
recycled 6.5 million tons of concrete and asphalt
hardscape during the demolition of the former
Stapleton International Airport.

Cleveland Grand Prix, Cleveland, Ohio
Spent foundry sand has been used to make
concrete barriers, including barrier production, for
the Cleveland Grand Prix auto race.
                                    Build a sustainable future out of
                                    today's industrial  materials. Visit:

                                    EPA Industrial Materials Recycling Web page:
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                                    American Coal Ash Association, a nonprofit
                                    organization promoting the recycling of coal
                                    combustion products:

                                    Construction Materials Recycling Associatioi
                                    a trade association promoting construction and
                                    demolition debris recycling:

                                    Foundry Industry Recycling Starts Today, a
                                    nonprofit consortium promoting the recycling of spent
                                    foundry sand:
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