The Grand Paris project recycles its excavated earth
Faced with the depletion of resources such as sand and the saturation of landfill sites in the Île-de-France area, Bouygues Construction’s Materials Engineering division is running a research project that aims to reuse excavated earth such as sand in concrete used for new construction projects. In addition to the material’s properties, site logistics are also being looked at. There is little nearby storage space in the Paris region. The recycled sand could be used on surrounding railway station construction sites or for prefabricated elements that are then transported to other construction sites. This is a real way of saving resources.
Five Grand Paris construction sites already use the UBYSOL solution
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The Hesus Store
The Hesus Store digital platform offers centralization, management and recovery solutions, including the exchange of earth between construction sites via a community of transporters, construction sites and processing centres.
Reduction in CO2 emissions achieved on construction sites that recycle their waste