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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 www.aggregain.org.uk

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