Duracycle™ is based on the knowledge that asphalt for use in road construction is 100 percent recyclable and that the use of RAP for recycling has been widespread for 30 years.
Asphalt pavement is the most recycled material in the United States. Each year, more than 100 million metric tons of asphalt pavement is reused or recycled into new pavements.
A major benefit of all this recycling is that it virtually happens at the top of the value/end-use chain; that is, the product goes back into new asphalt material, without detriment or compromise to the quality of the finished product.
Lafarge North America asphalt operations don't just recycle RAP; our mixes use "waste" material from other industries as well, with roofing shingles, tire rubber, glass, and spent rail ballast all being incorporated into new asphalt production. Thereby reducing total life-cycle greenhouse gases by 10 percent.