Industrial processes create a variety of byproducts that can be reused and recycled. This concept of industrial recycling has not been around for terribly long, but the more we learn about it and take part in it, the more benefits we see. Industrial recycling includes taking non-hazardous materials that are generated from different industrial processes and taking care of them in an environmentally responsible way. These industrial recycling products can include construction and demolition materials, foundry sand, coal ash, slags, gypsum, and more.
Industrial recycling programs have helped to contribute to a more sustainable future by getting creative with how these industrial recycling materials are used. For example, coal fly ash can be added to concrete mixtures to improve the strength and durability of the final product. Leftover concrete and asphalt can be pulverized and used in pavements or as filling in a structural process. Gypsum and foundry sand can be used in manufactured soil as a fertilizer.
All of these industrial recycling materials can be integrated into various creation of new products or materials, as they are valuable and useful in many circumstances. Industrial recycling has several benefits aside from reducing waste. It saves resources, as new materials don’t have to be used so frequently when recycled materials are available to replace them. Industrial recycling also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the need for higher quantities of products that are made only by energy-intensive processes.
If you are interested in industrial recycling (baled cardboard, plastic, paper, etc.) or the products that come from industrial recycling, contact Evergreen Fiber Sales today.