SUSTAINABILITY OF
GEOSYNTHETICS

Avoidance of energy-intensive steel and concrete elements
Conservation of natural resources
Reduction of mass transports
Energy saving through lightweight materials
Sealing of contaminated sites and landfills
Filtering and binding of dangerous substances
Extension of service life

Ecological sustainability through technical textiles

Technical textiles are modern and ecologically sustainable building materials that offer many advantages

The HUESKER Group is aware of its social, economic and ecological responsibility. Sustainable development is generally understood as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The preservation of nature's ability to regenerate and the creation of a balance between mankind and the ecosystem are a priority.

This is complemented by social and economic sustainability. HUESKER is committed to the principles of sustainability. Our services and innovations should serve our customers and society. We strive to use energy and resources sparingly throughout the entire process - from the development to the completion and application of our products.

Studies confirm significant CO2 reduction through geosynthetics

Geosynthetics are high-quality and durable plastics whose sustainability is proven.

The 2010 study "Sustainable Geosystems in Civil Engineering Applications" (WRAP) impressively demonstrates the significant savings potential in the use of geosynthetics on the basis of individual case studies. Compared to conventional construction methods, up to 89% CO2 emissions are saved.

Innovative geotextiles can thus make a resource-efficient contribution to permanently reducing CO2 emissions in the construction industry.

Less than 200 truck loads transported thanks to Tektoseal Clay

EAGM study shows reduced environmental impact of up to 85%

Further information on this study can be found
Here

Construction methods in comparison (EAGM study 2011)
Filter system below a pavement:
Geosynthetics vs. mineral gravel filter
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions
In general, reduced
environmental impact
Reduction of
energy consumption
less greenhouse
gas emissions

Source: EAGM Studie: Stucki M, B.S. (2011). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Geosynthetics versus. Conventional Construction Materials.

Save 24000 kg CO2 per kilometre of road!

Savings with asphalt reinforcement

Faster than conventional methods
Less construction sites and traffic jams
Per renovated km > 24300 kg
CO2 savings
Cost saving 35% - 40%
Also available in 100% recycled PET
Further savings of >600 Kg/km CO2
when using HaTelit eco