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Hanson Promotes Brick Recycling

By introducing the Brick Back program to its facilities in Kentucky, Michigan, the Carolinas, Ontario and Quebec, Hanson Brick aims to advance sustainability

By introducing the Brick Back program to its facilities in Kentucky, Michigan, the Carolinas, Ontario and Quebec, Hanson Brick aims to advance sustainability by reducing on-site, landfill-bound construction waste. The free program accepts clean brick waste Û concrete block, wood, glass, steel or garbage are excluded Û at the original site of manufacture to be converted into ground, recycled material for addition to new product. Moreover, under MR credit 2.1 and 2.2 - Construction Waste Management, the Brick Back program contributes to U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] certification.

We are confident that the Brick Back Program will encourage industry peers and the community to take larger strides toward a greener, more sustainable environment by actively recycling used materials, notes Hanson Brick Senior Vice President and General Manager Charlie Ward.