Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Guidance to boost SME recycled aggregate use

An increase in the use of recycled aggregates could be seen in construction sector small medium enterprises (SME) following the publication of new free guidance by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

WRAP technical advisor for aggregates John Barritt commented: There are a large number of SMEs operating in the construction sector that could play a major role in helping achieve greater materials resource efficiency through the use of recycled aggregates.

This guidance was published in direct response to the findings of a previous WRAP project that identified barriers to the use of recycled aggregates among construction sector SMEs.

Barritt said: Our previous study found evidence of a general misconception within SME contractors that recycled aggregates could not be used on major projects for public and private sector clients. We also found that contractors and specifiers lacked the confidence to suggest the use of sustainable aggregates or to persuade their clients to use recycled aggregates on their projects. Our original research has given us a good understanding of the barriers that exist and has enabled us to develop material specifically designed to overcome them.

For more information visit

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.