Recycling of road materials into new unbound road layers: main practice in selected European countries

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Finn Thøgersen
Colette Gregoire
Josef Stryk
Pierre Hornych
Yannick Descantes
Cyrille Chazallon
Anita Blasl
Peter Broere
Karmen Fifer Bizjak
Maria Arm

Most European countries are active in the field of recycling road materials, but knowledge and practice differ between countries. The European project DIsmantling and RECycling Techniques for road MATerials – Sharing knowledge and practices aims at sharing knowledge and practice in this field among the 15 participating countries, with the view of drafting European best-practice guidelines.

This paper reports on the first step towards this goal, which consists of summarising documented practices within these countries concerning demolition and recycling of road materials back into new unbound road layers. Common documented practice and major differences between European countries are highlighted and put in perspective, thanks to a broader international document review.

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