28 August 2012 - In order to boost buyer confidence, an online directory listing producers of recycled aggregates which meet material quality protocols has been launched in Scotland.
The directory was compiled by Zero Waste Scotland and details aggregate producers whose products meet WRAP’s aggregates Quality Protocol. The benefit of this is that producers can now demonstrate that their material is no longer a waste stream and matches the quality of natural aggregates.
Recycled aggregates that do not meet this Quality Protocol will continue to remain subject to waste management regulations.
In this way, Zero Waste Scotland aims to boost the amount of construction waste recycled to create aggregates from waste concrete, brick and asphalt which can then be used for such applications as road building.
Iain Gulland, Director of Zero Waste Scotland, commented: “The progress made by Scotland’s construction industry to increase reuse and recycling is commendable. In 2010, it is estimated that the industry produced six million tonnes of waste, and that around 80% was recycled.”
He added: “Recycled aggregates are a major contributor to this total, providing savings to the industry on both disposal costs and aggregate procurement… This directory has been developed to ensure buyers of aggregate can feel confident about the quality of material they buy, and to promote recycling services which are available to the construction industry.”