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Croatia first in the region to recycle stone
Jul, 31 2012
(Croatia) -- Croatia will soon be along side nations Germany, Switzerland and Nordic countries which recycle asphalt, reports daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
"Recently, we became the only nation in this part of Europe to recycle stone, and very soon we will be one of the few nations in Europe, along with Germany, Switzerland and Nordic countries, which recyle asphalt," said an excited Alen Gospocic, director of Zagreb Roads.
In the past, stone was purchased, and often at inflated prices, from various sub-contractors, who were charged with obtaining materials for roads for Zagreb Roads.
"That now is gone. From now on all the roads that we walk and drive on will be built exclusively with recycled stone," said Gospocic.
Since May this year stone has been recycled and recycling asphalt is expected to save around 7 million (close to 1 million Euros) a year. Every day dozens of trucks are arriving at the recycling site in Jakusevac (Zagreb County) from all over Zagreb.
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