There have been calls for stronger commitment and collaboration amongst businesses in the industry to embrace recycled products.
Calls for stronger commitment to recycling
There have been calls for stronger commitments and collaboration amongst businesses in the construction industry to embrace recycled products, following the news of another UK construction materials shortage.
The UK Construction Leadership Council has confirmed cement, aggregates and plastic products have been added to the growing list of essential items (eg tiles, bricks, timber, steel) in short supply in the UK.
In addition, the Builders Merchants Federation and Construction Products Association have both warned high demand for construction products combined with supply issues mean challenges are likely to get worse in the short term.
Following these warnings, there have been appeals to the construction industry to adopt sustainable recycled materials, to help reduce the strain on natural resources. There are encouragements to contractors to source locally manufactured recycled products and supplies to reduce the UK’s over reliance on global supply chains whilst improving the environment and supporting local jobs.
As owners of multiple quarries, the Mick George Group supply quality aggregates from 32 separate locations throughout Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire and Norfolk. We supply a wide range of primary and recycled aggregates that contain both building and decorative materials to cover all requirements. We can supply primary and recycled aggregates, even in these challenging times.
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