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Boral Masonry picks up gong at BPN Sustainability Awards

Demonstrating its stance as a clean and green company, Boral Masonry picked up the Product Innovation award at the recent BPN Sustainability Awards held late last year.

The company received the gong for their lightweight block product Masonry One, which was used as part of the construction for the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Meeting all of the criteria to be deemed environmentally sustainable, Masonry One is made with 57 per cent waste material (ash) from power stations — preserving other natural resources that are normally part of lightweight blocks, such as sand and aggregate.

The water used in the blocks is also fully recycled from a dam on the manufacturing site.

According to Brad Newell, Boral Masonry’s General Manager, the award strengthens Boral’s commitment to raise the bar in terms of delivering innovation and long-term product performance in a sustainable way.

“We are delighted to achieve this prestigious award for Masonry One,” said Newell.

“It really highlights Boral Masonry’s long term strategy to set new benchmarks in creating cleaner and greener products for the industry so that we can continue to save energy and water while also conserving non-renewable resources.”

Ticking all the right boxes for a green product, Masonry One is recyclable, non-toxic and saves energy – containing an insulating value up to 10 times better than ordinary concrete. Masonry One’s lightweight size also translates into lower fuel consumption and costs — resulting in a 23 per cent fuel saving when delivering to job sites.

“Boral Masonry invested more than 14 months of research and development to ensure Masonry One combined innovation, sustainability, productivity and high-quality results all in the one block — we are thrilled that this has resulted in the company achieving such an important industry award,” continued Newell.

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