Can you guess the #1 recycled material in America?
More than 80% — 73 million tons — of the reclaimed asphalt pavement removed each year during widening and resurfacing projects is reused in pavement, according to the Federal Highway Administration. That's substantially higher than the percentages for recycled newspaper, glass, plastic, and aluminum cans and magazines.
Asphalt roads are removed, recrushed, mixed with additional aggregate and virgin asphalt cement, and placed back on the road. Asphalt can be made to perform better the second or even third time around!