Governments, industry and the community are calling for the increased use of recycled materials in roads, less waste and a sustainable circular economy. ARRB’s expert engineers and sustainability professionals can help make this happen.
Construction and maintenance of road infrastructure requires large amounts of construction materials. Sources of new or ‘virgin’ construction materials are depleting and waste stockpiles are increasing, making roads a promising opportunity for the use of recycled materials.
Through the design and application of robust research methods, ARRB ensures that recycled and alternative materials meet the same or better engineering outcomes as standard materials, without creating legacy issues for future generations.
For over 30 years ARRB has led Australia’s research and development in the use of recycled and alternative materials in road pavements. We have worked with state and local government and the private sector to run trials and enable the widespread use of recycled materials including crumb rubber, plastics, glass, reclaimed asphalt pavement and crushed construction and demolition waste.
Our experienced research team can help:
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Case study 2: Victorian Government Recycled First project