What's the world's most recycled material? Aluminum, glass, plastic, or paper? Wrong! The world's most recycled material is asphalt. A report from the Federal Highway Administration shows that 80 percent of the asphalt pavement that's removed each year during widening and resurfacing projects is reused. That is substantially higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's recycling rates of 60 percent for aluminum cans, 56 percent for newsprint, 37 percent for plastic soft drink bottles, 31 percent for glass beverage bottles, and 23 percent for magazines.
At Cross Construction, we’re doing our part to help the environment through our Reclamation Center, which recycles thousands of tons of asphalt and concrete each year. Our mobile crushing and screening equipment allow us to recycle our own concrete and asphalt on project sites, at our asphalt plant, and at our Reclamation Center in Urbana, Illinois.