Unsustainable use of natural resources is having a severe impact on our environment. With the megatrend of urbanization and the increasing number of people living in cities, it is expected that natural resources such as sand and aggregates, and even clean drinking water will continue to be depleted without replenishment.
A case in point is sand mining or dredging, which has a major impact on rivers, deltas and coastal and marine ecosystems, results in loss of land through river or coastal erosion, lowering of the water table and decrease in the amount of sediment supply.
We have ‘reached the limits’ of the planet’s natural resources
ZaaK has been researching and developing innovative technologies to upcycle mineral wastes and by-products into value-added products for sustainable management of our natural resources
With its proprietary technologies, ZaaK offers a single step solution to the environmental impacts from mineral wastes and by-products and fast depleting natural sand by upcycling the former into eco-friendly lightweight fine aggregates, called Lyporsä. These lightweight fine aggregates are a substitute for natural sand and serve as a basis for secondary raw materials, which will conserve natural resources by constructing buildings with high resource and energy efficiency, lighter weight, and extended service life.
As a Greentech company and a pioneer in up-cycling, ZaaK envisions the establishment of a new standard for secondary raw materials on the global market.