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Recycling & Waste

21 April 2010 | Recycling & Waste | 1 Comment
As the construction industry looks to the new financial year with hopes of economic revival, it is important that recovery is sustainable. Gareth Moores, executive chairman of Lytag Ltd, explains how...
02 March 2009 | Recycling & Waste
Sustainability and responsible sourcing are becoming increasingly important in the way the construction industry operates. The market share of recycled and secondary materials is expected to rise and...
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17 September 2008 | Recycling & Waste
As reported in MQR last year, the data on which the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) made its claims of progress in C&D waste recycling were “not wholly accurate”, according to the...
01 July 2008 | Recycling & Waste
What every quarry manager needs to know By Paula Coopland, waste manager, Golder Associates (UK) Ltd Do you have overburden/spoil heaps on your site, or maybe a settlement lagoon? Do you...
01 July 2008 | Recycling & Waste
As the Environment Agency and WRAP seek to tighten up the regime on recycled aggregate production through the Quality Protocol, skip waste processing expert Andrew Hewitt argues that some of the...
01 June 2008 | Recycling & Waste
Announcing its launch in March, Speke-based Recycled Aggregates North West (RAN) hasn’t been slow in making its presence known. Picking up immediate business from E.ON for haul roads it has now...
01 May 2008 | Recycling & Waste
Protecting the coast with dimension stone waste from LarvikBy Terje Johansen, managing director, Stema Shipping (UK) LtdThe quarries that produce the unique and highly attractive monumental and...
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01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
The UK is currently the leading user of recycled materials in Europe – last year around 280 million tonnes of aggregates were used as raw construction material, a quarter of which, some 70 million...
01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
By Alastair Clough, regulatory and litigation associate at DLA Piper, SheffieldThere have been moves over recent years to develop markets for, and encourage greater use of, recycled and secondary...
01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
Cement is a key ingredient in any stabilisation or groundworks activity but with the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions the hunt is on to find ways of making it greener. One way of doing this...
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01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
The drive towards implementing the waste hierarchy into all aspects of government policy in the UK has led to a raft of new phrases being coined. Linear quarry and urban quarry are just two. You can...
01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) are now a legal requirement when tendering for projects over £300,000, from housing developments to road-building. But its effect on the aggregate supply...
01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
With site waste management plans (SWMPs) now in force and a 50% reduction in C&D waste targeted by 2012, WRAP is to focus the attention of its next capital grant competition on skip waste firms....
01 April 2008 | Recycling & Waste
As the construction trade braces itself for the introduction of Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) and the prospect of more EU legislation, Digbits’ managing director, Marcus Clay, takes a look at...
01 February 2008 | Recycling & Waste
While an accurate number reflecting the quantity of recycled aggregates produced in the UK each year is elusive, all indicators suggest the trend is upward. In light of this MQR decided to look into...

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