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"Cycle to cycle: Instead of disposing of waste, think about how to use it as an input. The goal is no waste generation at all."


Alternative Raw Materials:
Byproduct upcycling by beneficial use of material across business sectors.


Fly ash can be used as an alternate source of calcium for cement production.

Alternate Raw Materials

ERI specializes in the replacement of virgin raw base feed stocks and materials with those derived from the secondary economy.  ERI works with suppliers and end users to find long term sustainable relationships.

ERI performs material balance and analysis of material reuse potential. Each of our customers has its own corporate recycling mandate. We work within these guidelines and those of the regulatory environment to provide the most effective business solutions.

ERI manages every aspect of material reuse analysis including regulatory, material compatibility (physical and chemical), transportation and record keeping. Materials currently under management include silica, iron, alumina, gypsum, calcium and lime sources, biomass, water, foundry sand, catalysts, bottom ash, fly ash, grinding swarth, diatomaceous earth, process cakes, filter media.

ERI’s network of materials include byproducts of:

  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Petroleum Refining, Distribution and Marketing
  • State, Local and Federal Government
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Steel Production
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Municipal Water Treatment
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Foundries
  • Shipyards
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Energy (Coal, Coke, Natural Gas, Biomass, Tires)
  • Pozzolons (GBFS, Cementatious Material)