Why asphalt is one of the world’s most recycled materials

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  • Asphalt pavement is one of the most recycled materials in the world. In the US, more than 90% gets reused.
  • Recycled roads can replace mined rocks and fossil fuels used to make new asphalt. 
  • Regulators often limit the recycled content of roads to about 30%, but one company found a way to make 100% recycled asphalt.
  • Green Asphalt says its fully recycled product is just as durable as new stuff, and pavers say it’s just as easy to work with.

Asphalt pavement is one of the world’s most recycled materials. Its ingredients can be reused over and over, and recycling it is cheaper than making it new. But regulations often limit the recycled content of roads to around 30%. We visited a company making 100% recycled asphalt to see how it does it.

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