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Environment & Restoration

03 October 2005 | Environment & Restoration
The consequences of inadequate dust control and the options availableUncontrolled dust and erosion can cause a multitude of problems for quarry operators. For example, the build-up of dust on site...
01 August 2005 | Environment & Restoration
Highlights of the Quarry Products Association’s Showcase 2005 event Members of the Quarry Products Association underlined their continuing commitment to sustainability on 9 June 2005 by demonstrating...
Tagged in: QPA
How Bardon Aggregates are restoring parts of an active quarry to natural habitats for wildlifeWhile it remains an active quarry with parts being used for gravel extraction, Bardon Aggregates’...
01 October 2004 | Environment & Restoration
WBB Minerals have taken some major strides over the past 20 months in driving down their energy consumption. Last year they succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions by 2,500 tonnes and in doing so became...
01 September 2004 | Environment & Restoration
An open-access web site for promoting good environmental practice in the UK minerals industryThe University of Leeds and the Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) have developed a new...
Tagged in: MIRO
01 September 2004 | Environment & Restoration
As part of this month’s focus on the environment and restoration, we highlight several of the sites singled out for recognition at the Quarry Products Association’s Showcase 2004 event, which took...
Tagged in: QPA
01 September 2004 | Environment & Restoration
WBB Minerals outline their approach to the environment and restorationFor any quarrying company with ownership of extensive landholdings, there is an inherent responsibility to protect the local...
Tagged in: WBB Minerals
Low-cost directional dust monitoring around mineral workings Qualitative measurements of soiling using sticky pads to collect dust have been in use since the 1980s. Early analysis used smoke-...
03 November 2003 | Environment & Restoration
An answer to contaminated water problems By Philippe Sauvignet Contaminated waters can harm the environment, and in particular when excavations are carried out there is a high risk of polluting...
Realizing the industry’s potential Geodiversity can be defined as the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, landforms and soils that occur on the Earth, along with the natural processes that shape the...
Tagged in: English Nature
The Quarry Products Association’s annual Restoration AwardsOn 20 March over 400 MPs, civil servants, senior industry representatives and environmentalists gathered at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in...
Tagged in: QPA
01 January 2003 | Environment & Restoration
Use of a fiscal instrument to bring about the best practicable environmental optionThe following paper, which formed part of the UK contribution to ECMP ’02, the third European conference on mineral...
01 November 2002 | Environment & Restoration
RMC’s international aggregates businesses are half-way through a 4–5-year energy efficiency campaign, which is now showing early positive results. In the next 2–3 years savings are expected to reach...
01 November 2002 | Environment & Restoration
Working with Action Energy to improve energy efficiencyThe minerals industry is one of the UK’s largest consumers of energy, using an estimated 10 million MWh per year, at a total annual cost of...
Tagged in: energy efficient
01 November 2002 | Environment & Restoration
An unlikely environmental hero is helping strike a balance between the needs of local people, wildlife and his employer at a Nottinghamshire quarry. Mike Walter reportsFormer accountant Andrew...
Tagged in: RMC Readymix

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