The CBA represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Southern Africa.

We inspire sustainable, contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

SF#01 Incorporating waste materials into clay brick production


Sustainability Factsheet #01

Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production is a practical and environmentally- friendly solution - curbing the costs and negative environmental impact associated with waste disposal.

Depending on the type of waste, the observed benefits include improvements in brick porosity, thermal conductivity, water absorption properties and reduced energy use during firing.

Technical Contributors

  • Lodewijk Nell
    Technical Consultant - EcoMetrix Africa
  • CBA Technical Committee