Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is generally the measurement of CO2 emissions produced by a person, family or organization. Although it would be next to impossible to try and calculate a true carbon footprint for an ARAM contractor or ARAM as a whole, it is possible to specify different aspects of ARAM application that produces a smaller carbon footprint than comparable products in the marketplace.

On residential streets, ARAM often does not require cold milling, utility adjustments or structural hot mix asphalt. This significantly reduces the need for diesel burning equipment, which in turn directly reduces the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. The need for less material and the use of an emissions control device also limits the direct emissions of greenhouse gasses from paving materials. Likewise, by substituting reconstruction with an ARAM composite layering system on arterial streets, less diesel and other fossil fueled equipment reduces the time of the project and requires less paving material. As a result, the carbon footprint of the project is significantly reduced in comparison to other types of applications currently available in the marketplace.

ARAM also recycles over 600 California scrap tires per lane mile. This reduces the stockpiles of tires in landfills, the risk of scrap tire fires (which are devastating to local air and ground environments) and the need to haul tires to such locations. ARAM also decreases emissions and bolsters the local economy by sourcing tires within California. WPMA is committed to responsible stewardship that benefits the California economy and environment, as can be seen by ARAM applications that have a smaller carbon footprint than comparable operations.

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