Equipment manufacturer supplies new RM 100GO! crusher to municipality of Cancún
IN Latin America, the concept of recycled aggregates is not as firmly established in the construction industry as it is in Europe. However, demand is gradually increasing for environmentally friendly and innovative solutions, and recycling construction and demolition (C&D) waste is beginning to move further up the building agenda.
According to Rubble Master, one of the leading recycling pioneers in South America is in the city of Cancún, in Mexico, where the municipality of public works and services have taken a more sustainable approach to construction, civil engineering and other related projects.
Located on the Yucatán Peninsula, Cancún is currently setting a benchmark in environmental awareness and sustainability in the Mexican construction sector by adopting ambitious measures to preserve natural resources, increasing C&D recycling and diverting waste from landfill sites.
One of the key drivers behind Cancún’s success is the purchase of a new RM 100GO! compact crusher from Rubble Master. Instead of transporting construction, demolition and excavation waste (eg concrete, asphalt etc.) away from building sites and disposing of them in landfill sites, the RM 100GO! unit is reprocessing them into valuable final products for reuse.
For example, some of the recycled aggregates can be used on site for filling or as a substructure for roads.
‘The people at the city administration in Cancún have been impressed by the throughput capacity and functionality of the RM 100GO! crusher and see it as a unique opportunity to draw attention to the advantages of recycling C&D waste,’ said Gerald Hanisch, chief executive officer of Rubble Master.
‘It makes us very proud to be part of this project and we hope to make a significant contribution to the development of C&D waste recycling in Mexico and throughout Latin America.’
Meanwhile, Ricardo Archundia, municipal secretary of public works and services for Cancún, has clearly been impressed with the RM 100GO! machine.
‘The Rubble Master benefits, such as compactness, mobility and the rapid set-up time of the mobile crusher, make it much easier to use and enable flexible recycling of waste materials,’ he commented. ‘Processing C&D waste in the city centre or in a residential area also means low noise, dust suppression and reduced carbon emissions are basic requirements for sustainable operation.’