When Funding and Sustainability Collide

Utilizing recycled materials can sometimes lead to a cost reduction. However, not all recycled materials have a positive economic impact. There are times when recycling may cost more than non-recycled alternatives. In the low-bid system wherein most pavements are constructed, the additional cost of some materials might dissuade use of recycled materials—unless there is an economic incentive to recycle.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p 25
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 330
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 01764510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 5 2021 10:22AM