n IMIESA - Legally green building products : ASPASA

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 39, Issue 1, Jan 2014, p. 80
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Not enough attention is paid to the constituents of concrete. According to Nico Pienaar of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (ASPASA), any green building that makes use of sand and stone from illegal mining operations cannot be classified as being green - far from it. Illegal mining of aggregates continues to scar our landscape, contaminate our waterways and makes large tracts of land unsuitable for future use.

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