Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility

As part of their commitment to conserve the environment, members of the Clay Brick Association (CBA) harvest these natural ingredients as close as possible to the natural source, so as to minimise energy consumption and the environmental effect on the land. In most cases, all mined land is also converted into desirable natural conditions, such as lakes and natural preserves.

Waste is also reduced through in on-site crushing facilities which convert rubble and other recyclable by products into usable materials. Burnt brick waste is also recycled into a sub-base, which is used in civil development and infrastructure, such as roads. At all times the high firing temperatures used in the manufacturing process render clay bricks environmentally safe and user friendly, with emissions regulated at all times throughout the manufacturing process in line with the national Air Quality Act.

According to the British AIA Environmental Resource Guide, the actual embodied energy of clay brick, i.e., the energy required to mine, manufacture and transport the final product is 14000 BTU's  per standard brick, is substantially less than concrete, glass, steel and aluminium and other building products.