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Eco Match - MCPC Conference- Craig

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Eco Match - MCPC Conference- Craig

  1. 1. Recycled Concrete Aggregate: NCPC/Ekurhuleni Metro Pilot
  2. 2. Company History • Eco-Match (Pty) Ltd was registered with the CIPC in April 2014 and began trading in August 2014. • We were initially offered a contract with the Climate Innovation Centre at The Innovation Hub and the NCPC at the CSIR subsequent to which we secured a loan from the IDC to purchase mobile machinery. • Early 2016, we secured contracts with Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for managing C&DW flow at S&J Landfill and DPW concerning the demolition of the Pretoria head office block for ultimate Green Star accreditation refurbishment.
  3. 3. Introduction: Waste Diversion • Primary intention to prevent Concrete Waste and/or Construction & Demolition Waste (C&DW) from entering landfill. • Potential to divert and provide a sustainable Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) product within the Gauteng construction market. • The RCA material could be supplied (as per end user requirements) to the market as fill, bedding, sub-base, coarse base and/or backfill.
  4. 4. • Concrete is EVERYWHERE! Source material is available. • Mining Permits/Rights are becoming more difficult to license thereby reducing the availability of natural aggregate. • Greenstar building schemes acknowledge concrete waste recovery. • Increasing pressure on industry to evolve and adapt to the increased awareness surrounding environmental impacts caused by industry, such as with the polluter pays principle. Recycling Opportunity
  5. 5. Benefits To This Approach • Preserves land by reducing the demand for natural aggregates. • Huge volumes of energy required to produce natural aggregate and further transport them to where needed. In contrast to this, recycling largely conserves energy and reduces greenhouse gases. • Increased landfill airspace and longevity in the EMM.
  6. 6. Benefits To This Approach (cont.) • The application of RCA qualifies development projects for Green Star/LEED credits. • Increased immediate site employment opportunities. • Responsible waste management practices for disposers can be validated. • Promotion of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ principles.
  7. 7. Policy/Legislative Triggers • Sustainability of project warranted through the disposal of more than 1 146 000 tons per annum of building rubble contributing to 20-25%% of waste to Gauteng landfills (GDARD General Waste Minimisation Plan For Gauteng, July 2009). • Gauteng Provincial Building & Demolition Waste Guideline, March 2009 promotes the recycling of C&DW. • Principle ties in with the Gauteng Integrated Waste Management Policy objective to move away from fragmented and uncoordinated waste management, to an integrated waste management approach.
  8. 8. Eco-Match/NCPC Relationship • Eco-Match and the NCPC began to engage in early 2015 as to possible solution concerning waste management challenges. • Through this engagement the NCPC introduced us to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality with whom they had an existing MoU. • NCPC continue to manage the relationship and play a key role in the administration aspects thereof, including sustainability reporting.
  9. 9. Operational Approach - Pilot • Secure Construction & Demolition Waste (C&DW) material from various Landfill Operations as well as encourage responsible disposal from Demolition & Construction Sites. • Once received, crush & process C&DW material with mobile crushing and screening plant.
  10. 10. • Pilot project began crushing on 1st November 2016. • Material was diverted & stockpiled at S&J Landfill since mid June 2016 in order to create sufficient stock. • Approximately 1,600m3 of C&DW is diverted from landfill face per month. • Associated job creation. S&J Landfill Pilot Info
  11. 11. • Little to no options exist for alternative C&DW disposal. 95% of all C&DW is transported to landfills throughout Gauteng. • High cost of disposal, transport vs fees. • Quality of RCA product depends on the original material and the extent of sourcing. Illegitimate dumping both inside and outside of landfill. • Customers - Structural and civil engineers have been found to be sceptical of using RCA material due to the lack of a standard specifically developed for RCA. Key Challenges/Considerations
  12. 12. • Establish local initiatives within the municipality to increase volumes entering landfill. • Further engagement with industry and policy makers in terms of the in situ potential of RCA material and how best to fully unlock this, i.e. Green Roads, Green Cape, etc. • Continue to educate the public in terms of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ principles. Key Challenges/Considerations
  13. 13. Eco-Match (Pty) Ltd 12 Fredman Drive, Sala House, 1st Floor, Sandton Tel: 011 082 9864 Email: info@ecomatch.co.za Website: www.ecomatch.co.za Thank You

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