Renewable Matter # 11 / July-August

The Concrete Way

by Roberto Rizzo

Concrete road paving may last up to 50 years. It is 100% recyclable, safer and, in the long run, cheaper. But Italy still prefers bitumen.


It increases the safety of road tunnels in case of fire, it dramatically reduces energy consumption for lighting and has a considerably longer life expectancy compared to other materials used for road surfacing. Moreover, in a circular economy perspective, it is a locally-sourced material that, once it reaches its end of life, can be 100% recycled. There are many reasons to...

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