Environmental friendly construction: on-site mobile crushing for Moellhausen
Construction and Sustainability. Not an easy combination, given that nearly half of the waste generated in Italy in a year comes from the construction sector: 78 million tons, equivalent to 47.7% of the total non-hazardous waste (source: PNGR).
Construction and demolition waste is on the rise due to increased regular and extraordinary maintenance work on buildings and structures, stimulated by tax incentives and the implementation of measures from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr).
The good news is that 80% of construction sector waste is recovered (source: 2023 Special Waste Report by Ispra). In this context, TOPTAGLIO’s environmental focus and expertise come into play. The company has always worked alongside its clients for a conscious and sustainable management of all construction sites.
These skills enabled TOPTAGLIO to manage and successfully complete a mobile crushing intervention, a decision made in collaboration with a client committed to applying the best sustainable construction practices at the Caponago construction site in Milan. We are talking about Moellhausen, a leading company in the world of fragrances, whose commitment is oriented towards a broader sense of responsibility towards customers, people, and the environment in which they operate, as well as the sources of the raw materials they use. Not by chance, one of the company’s mottos is: “Always do what is right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest” – Mark Twain.
When TOPTAGLIO was called to work at the Caponago construction site, there was a need to dispose of materials resulting from demolitions. Together with the client, TOPTAGLIO devised a plan to convert the waste into volumes dedicated to subsequent construction within the same construction area. The recycled aggregate, obtained from the rubble of a demolished building on Moellhausen’s property, was used to fill a volume of approximately 2000 cubic meters in the same industrial area. This is local Secondary raw material (SRM), which has a significant benefit for the environment.
Avoiding the transport of rubble outside the construction site also helped reduce CO2 emissions produced by heavy vehicle travel. This is one of many concrete examples of circular economy in the construction industry.