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MPA member companies have pioneered the use of recycled and alternative materials.
This report highlights pressure points that may come to bear on some traditional sources of aggregates, through restricted availability and limited access to particular mineral resources.
In 2021, total recycled and secondary sources of aggregates are estimated to have accounted for 28% (69.6 million tonnes) of total aggregates supply in Great Britain.
MPA has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the economy.
AMPS 2021 reports on mineral planning data for 2020. This report is set against the backdrop of decreasing aggregate sales in 2019 (-4.8%) and 2020 (-8.8%) compared to 2018.
Britain’s diverse geology means the country has a variety of minerals in the ground. Each has unique properties and can be quarried and processed for a wide variety of essential uses.
Twenty-eight per cent of Britain’s construction aggregates come from recycled and secondary sources according to a new report from the Mineral Products Association (MPA).
Producers of essential materials for infrastructure projects have welcomed news that an urgent review of national planning policy for major projects is to be carried out.
The continuing decline in permitted reserves for essential primary aggregates will need to be addressed urgently to support the British economy over the next 15 years.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
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