Exclusive audio podcast by Terry Quarmby, president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers. Anyone with even the most tenuous link to the demolition business knows that demolition contractors are the undisputed world leaders in the recycling and reuse of materials, a fact that has put this industry at the very forefront of the drive for…Read moreRead more
New research from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has found four main barriers which stop people recycling more. The study outlines a series of simple steps to help local authorities overcome these. The full story can be found here.
Construction materials and sustainability website, Earth Exchange, has reported a surge in membership and interest as construction companies seek to reduce the costs of site waste management and source more locally-produced recycled and sustainable materials. Alex Albon, operations director of Earth Exchange Limited says over 500 construction sites across the UK are operated by members…Read moreRead more
As oil prices have reached unprecedented levels in recent months, the fuel economy benefits of the Terex® Pegson X400S series have become a major purchase driver for those seeking the best value mobile jaw crusher. Terex Pegson is renowned for producing high performance jaw crushers that are suitable for quarries, recycling and contractors. The ground…Read moreRead more
For those of us that are actually involved in the industry on a day to day basis, the fact that demolition contractors are pushing the recycling agenda will come as little surprise. But a new article from US magazine Equipment Today suggests that the pioneering action of the National Demolition Association members is helping shape…Read moreRead more
According to the reuse advocacy website Waste to Wealth, the construction and demolition (C&D) industry disposes of almost 65 million tons of waste annually, much of which is reusable or recyclable. More details here.
UK-magazine Hub-4 has reported on the ambitious targets sets by the Government-backed Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) today (11 June 2008) announced a series of demanding targets as part of the new three-year Business Plan. Between 2008 and 2011 WRAP will develop and deliver programmes which: * Result…Read moreRead more
UK-based magazine has highlighted the pioneering environmental achievements of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors members. The artcile can be viewed here.
Letsrecycle.com has carried an article on an interesting diversification by UK demolition contractor 777, the company perhaps best-known as the owner of one of the UK’s largest high-reach excavators. Details of their recent diversification can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/6fgwmj
The National Recycling Awards – the only gala event recognising and rewarding excellence in the waste and recycling community – are calling on companies in the construction sector to enter the Valpak Waste Minimisation Project of the Year category. Widely recognised as the recycling industry’s benchmark, the National Recycling Awards have been celebrating best practice…Read moreRead more