New York Daily News Councilman wants recycled concrete used for city streets by Erin Durkin

New York Daily News
New York Daily News
Councilman wants recycled concrete used for city streets
Erin Durkin
03/29/2015

 

Councilman Ben Kallos said using recycled concrete will cut carbon emissions that come from concrete production.WILLIAM ALATRISTECouncilman Ben Kallos said using recycled concrete will cut carbon emissions that come from concrete production.

A new City Council bill would mandate the use of recycled concrete in all new street construction projects.

Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) is introducing the legislation that would require at least 30% of concrete to come from demolished roads and buildings.

It’s a move to cut carbon emissions that come from concrete production, he said.

“We need to make sure that any new construction is limiting our greenhouse gas emissions,” Kallos said. “The city deals with tens of thousands of tons of demolition waste every day.”

The bill would let the city waive the requirement if officials find there isn’t enough recycled material available, but Kallos said he expected no shortage.

Issue: 
Environment