Recycled Aggregate Products
Recycled and secondary aggregates are making an increasingly important contribution to the UK's needs.
By reducing demand on primary aggregates, they are helping the industry to become more sustainable - in other words, not using up assets today that our children may need tomorrow.
The industry is enthusiastically supporting the Government's drive to bring more recycled aggregates into play and, by 1999, had already exceeded the target set for 2001. It is well on its way to beating the 55 million tonne-a-year goal set for 2006.
Significantly, Britain has sailed ahead of previous leaders Holland in the European recycling league. While the Dutch manage to satisfy 14.6 per cent of their aggregate needs through recycling, we are close to 17 per cent. Third-placed Germany achieved just half that figure.
Ward Recycling can supply aggregates derived from demolition and construction materials - some 60 per cent are already used as aggregates and fill.
The challenges that go with recycled and secondary aggregates are threefold:
- environmental - recovery of some wastes that have become part of a local landscape can have environmental consequences. Slate tips are an example
- technical - quality constraints have to be considered. An absence of adequate technical specifications has inhibited wider use of recycled materials to date
- economic - recycling isn't always cheaper. Transport costs, for example, can make recycled aggregates prohibitively expensive in some areas.
Please contact one of our team who can offer expert advice on the best solution for you.