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Resourceconservationisabigdeal.Itisthefounda-tionforsustainablegrowthanddevelopmentwithoutdegradingtheenvironment.Achievingsuchconserva-tionwhileincreasingprofitabilityissimplyputano-brainer.Whileasphaltisadarkhorseintherecyclingworlditstrackrecordisundeniable.Namely1.AsphaltisAmericasmostrecycledproduct.2.Twicetheamountofasphaltisrecycledaspaperglassaluminumandplasticscombined.3.Asphalts90percentrecyclingrateisthehighestofanymaterialcomparedto64percentforscrapsteeland60percentforaluminumcans.4.InOhiotheasphaltindustryrecyclesthemosttonnageofanyindustry.5.OhioisoneoftheTop5statesforreportedaverageRAPusage.6.RAPinlandfillsLessthan10nationallylessthan1inOhio.Recycledasphaltisakeycomponentinanoverallstrategythathasledtothepavingindustrybecomingatrueleaderinmaterialandenvironmentalconservation.BenefitsofReclaimedAsphaltPavementRAP1.EnvironmentalHotmixasphaltHMAmaterialsare100percentrecyclablewhilecloseto100percentofRAPisrecycledbackintonewHMAandwarmmixasphaltWMA.LastyearOhioasphaltcontractorsrecycledapproximately3.9milliontonsofRAPintonewpavementsaidCliffUrsichpresidentandexecutivedirectorofFlexiblePavementsofOhio.Thissavedintheneigh-borhoodof141millionanddivertedsignificantlevelsofwastefromourlandfills.Theasphaltpavingindustryistrulyaleaderinthisrespect.RecenttechnologicalimprovementsTier4forexamplehavealsosignificantlyreducedairborneemissions.WMAreducesapplicationtemperaturesbyasmuchas50-100degreesFahrenheitairborneemis-sionsenergyconsumptionandcarbonfootprint.Itimprovestheworkenvironmentreducesmix-pro-ductioncostsfacilitatesgreateruseofRAPimprovescompactionandextendsthepavingseason.OhioDOTreportedits2012WMAusageat2.9milliontonsorRcamdApatPavmtThesusTAinABlesoluTionThATsheReTosTAyAsphAltisAmericAsmostrecycledproduct.SuStainabilityGoalResult