Contracts worth £4million have been secured by CDE Ireland, manufacturers of aggregate recycling and quarrying machinery, in the last month. The company attributes this growth in business to EU Parliamentary proposals in February this year, to recycle or reuse 70% of construction, demolition, industry and manufacturing waste by 2020, which has prompted an increase in demand for its products. It also said that the aggregates industry has been under growing pressure to find ways to ways to conserve and use scarce natural resources more efficiently. Managing director Brendan McGurgan said: Given the various legislative changes at both national and EU level, this is an area that we see becoming increasingly important over the next few years. As well as supplying new machinery, the company customises exiting construction and demolition waste plants across the UK, including the Derwen plant near Swansea finished in January this year. The majority of material processed at the Derwen plant comes from green-field excavations, which previously would have been sent to landfill.