Tarmac scoops industry praise for its recycling expertise
Tarmac’s commitment to recycling has been praised this week at a prestigious national business awards that celebrate and recognise companies that are leading the way in recycling and waste management best practice.
The company’s nationwide approach to recycling and waste management was ‘highly commended’ in the Construction Recycler of the Year category by judges at the National Recycling Awards 2012. The firm saw off tough competition from some of the UK’s leading companies to secure this recognition.
The National Recycling Awards - which are run in partnership with leading business-to-business titles, Construction News and New Civil Engineer - are one of the UK’s most high-profile and respected sustainability events. The awards showcase businesses that have demonstrated recycling and waste management excellence.
Dr Martyn Kenny, Tarmac’s Director of Sustainability said: “We’re proud to have received recognition for the work we’re doing at such an important national event. Tarmac’s recycling performance has been achieved by identifying and prioritising innovative ways to minimise waste from our operations. We apply a philosophy of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’, which enables us to think ahead and actively invest in ideas that allow us to use wastes and by products from other industries.”
Tarmac’s company-wide approach to waste reduction and resource efficiency strategy has seen it become one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality recycled aggregates, manufacturing around 1.4 million tonnes in 2011. At present, it successfully recycles or reuses over 90% of the waste it generates from production processes. The Wolverhampton-based firm also proactively reuses and recycles wastes and secondary materials in its construction products, including aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and lime. In 2011 Tarmac was a net user of waste – using over two million tonnes of waste and by products from other industries as raw materials and fuels.
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06 July 2012