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Business View Australia - July 2015 11

asphalt production and WMA

accounts for another 19%. In

comparison, the figures for Australia

are 6% for RAP and 3% for WMA.

While a beginning has been made,

there is tremendous scope for wider

acceptance of these technologies





beneficial effects on the environment.

Another important area where the

construction industry is promoting

sustainability is waste reduction. The

Australian government estimates

the 42% of solid waste generated in

the country is construction waste. A

number of steps have been taken to

‘reduce, reuse and recycle’, and rapid

progress in this direction is beingmade.

The government and the construction

industry is aware of the importance of

using sustainable building materials

and takingother steps to reducecarbon

emissions. It is a positive sign that

increasing numbers of construction


and using sustainable materials.