As people are becoming more and more aware of the environment, the construction industry is also looking into recycling and using clay bricks more than before. To reduce the harmful impact that buildings can have on the environment, people opt for environmentally friendly construction practices.


The dismantling process of a building in a redevelopment project can cause bad effects on the environment, especially if the building materials are not recycled properly. This is because putting on End-Of-Life (EOL) of building materials is more of an effort than recovering, recycling and reusing the demolished wastes. Building materials can be used for landfills or new buildings, as opposed to just exposed.

Implement a recycling strategy

Here’s what you need to know about recycling building materials:

·         While some material can be recycled directly into a reusable product, others need to be re-constituted into other usable products.

·         You will need to consider the cost of plant hire for the collection and transport to a processing facility located close to where the materials are being collected.

·         Onsite identification and separation needs to happen properly, usually before it is transported away from the site.

The following can be recovered from a building demolition:

·         Commercial waste, such as cement, concrete, bricks, pavers, roof tiles, blocks, etc. can be reused for new buildings.

·         Natural earth and rock from excavations can be processed into aggregates.

·         Hardcore materials from demolitions can be crushed and reused for aggregates and other building material.

Sand Shifters provides recycled aggregate for construction purposes. Read: Contractors need to promote recycled aggregate.


Clay bricks are very reliable building bricks for both residential and commercial buildings; however, that is not the only reason why we recommend clay bricks.

Because these bricks are made from natural elements, they are recyclable and pollutant-free. There are no harsh chemicals or ingredients added to the bricks that can affect the environment.  Read: Building with environmentally friendly clay bricks.