Crushing in the City Center Thanks to the Lowest Emissions

Published: 22/1, 2020

In Latin America the concept of recycling is not yet as firmly established in the construction industry as elsewhere. So far, the main applications for crushers here have been for crushing natural rock. Happily, demand is gradually increasing for environmentally friendly and innovative solutions for recycling C&D waste and other materials, such as household and industrial waste.

One of the Latin American recycling pioneers is the city of Cancún. C&D waste is currently being processed by a Rubble Master RM 100GO! machine. In perhaps the most beautiful city on the Yucatán peninsula, this is a pioneering project implemented jointly by Rubble Master and the city administration.

Instead of transporting concrete, C&D waste and asphalt away from construction sites and disposing of them in landfills, the RM 100GO! recycling system transforms them into valuable final materials that can be reused. These are then used directly on site for fillings and the substructure of roads.

“The Rubble Master benefits, such as compactness, mobility and rapid machine set-up time, make it much easier to use and enable flexible recycling of the material,” says Ricardo Archundia, Secretario, Municipal de obras y servicios publico in Cancún. “Because the crusher is usually used to process C&D waste in the city centre or in residential areas, low noise, dust suppression, and low CO2 emissions are basic requirements for sustainable operation.”

While the idea of recycling construction and demolition waste materials was only just beginning to take off, Gerald Hanisch founded Rubble Master back in 1991 and created a new market as a result. Today Rubble Master is the world market leader in the compact crushing sector, with 80 sales partners in around 110 countries worldwide. Besides the core markets of Central Europe and North America the company also supports satisfied customers in Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa and South America.

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