Clay mining in the Netherlands gives new nature and provides the raw material for sustainable ceramic building materials such as masonry brick, paving brick and ceramic roof tile. The Royal Dutch Association for Building Ceramics (KNB) makes an English version available of the animation Sustainable clay excavation.
The whiteboard animation provides information about the origin and sustainable extraction of Dutch clay. A renewable and sustainable raw material whose extraction results in a strong increase in nature and biodiversity. The extraction also contributes to high water safety in the river area and can therefore be seen as a climate-adaptive measure.
Clay is the raw material for ceramic building materials such as brick, the baked paving stone and the ceramic roof tile.