It’s the Bottom Line for Bitumen

Two years ago, saving carbon and the planet was moving up many countries’ political agendas. Now politicians in Europe and around the world have been forced to park commitments in the face of economic austerity. The big issue with local government is that everything is driven by cost because of the current economic situation. A few years ago people would talk about energy and carbon dioxide, while now it all comes down to hard cash and demonstrating value. Cold mix can bring savings to local authorities that want to use recycled asphalt pavement (RAP). The article describes how cold mix offers much more flexibility, can be overlaid sooner and is storable so that if material is left over at the end of the day, it can be used another day, which isn’t the case for hot mix. Looking ahead, cold mix is establishing a niche for itself in the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) local roads, where the use of RAP and the reduction in truck movements required makes huge sense for the communities affected, and also for the environment.


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  • Accession Number: 01482862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 11:19AM