Protecting the earth is important for some individuals, but companies can also take strides to help reduce their carbon footprint. While most will stick with paperless invoicing or opting for greener fuel such as compressed natural gas, the materials you choose can also make a positive impact on your company and the environment. Take a look at the following ways you can reduce your carbon footprint with building materials.
Choose recycled materials.
Choosing recycled materials is one of the easiest ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. For instance, Ozinga’s recycled base materials are made from 100% returned Ozinga concrete, which means they are not being newly produced. This reduces emissions caused by production and also helps keep these unused products out of landfills.
Recycled aggregates also have additional benefits. They not only help the environment, but they can also help you achieve your own sustainability requirements/needs for certain projects, such as LEED certification. In addition, you can also get more product for your money. Because recycled concrete is 15% lighter weight than virgin base materials, you save money because you receive 15% more in the same load of material.
Opt for mobile crushing.
Mobile crushing is great for projects that need something recycled, crushed, blended, processed or screened. By crushing materials on site for re-use, mobile crushing allows products to be recycled instead of placed in landfills. This not only helps the environment, but can also create an additional revenue source for your business.
In addition to keeping items out of the landfill, mobile crushing can also eliminate transportation emissions. By crushing on site, you eliminate the need to haul and transport materials from one location to another. By reducing the amount of transportation needed, you help keep the air clean.
Ozinga offers plenty of sustainable building materials solutions for your next project. Contact us today to learn more.