Our focus on the circular economy drives the efficient use of natural resources throughout their life cycle. We improve resource efficiency through reuse, recovery and/or recycling of waste materials in our production processes and, where feasible, minimize the generation of any hazardous and other waste, and we dispose of waste using safe and responsible methods.
We take construction and demolition waste (CDW) from redundant buildings and infrastructure to produce a recycled aggregate that can be used to replace primary aggregates. Our aim is to produce a material that can be used in the whole construction chain, not just as low grade fill material. At our asphalt plants we will take worn out roads and reuse the aggregates and bitumen to produce new roads, reducing the embodied carbon of the new road.
Waste to landfill
At our manufacturing sites and offices we have restructured our collection and recycling facilities to better reflect the nature of wastes being generated from these sites.
We are continuing to strive towards our target of zero waste to landfill and we are working closely with our waste management service providers to increase our material recovery and to identify the sources and nature of our non recoverable waste materials. In this way we plan to reduce the volumes of non recyclable materials entering our waste streams.