Twenty-eight per cent of Britain’s construction aggregates come from recycled and secondary sources according to this new report from the MPA.
Demonstrating ‘circularity in action’ the study puts the spotlight on Britain’s biggest recycling success story – recovering construction waste to produce recycled aggregates, and processing industrial by-products into secondary aggregates – essential materials for housing, infrastructure, and public and private development.
The MPA says that total recycled and secondary materials accounted for nearly 70 million tonnes of the 253 million tonnes of construction aggregates supplied in Great Britain in 2021, a testament to the industry’s continued commitment to making the best use of available materials as part of the circular economy.
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