PRIME minister David Cameron donned a hard hat to visit a construction and demolition waste recycling plant in Oxford.
His visit was in advance of the publication of the Government’s mid-term review that sets out plans for investment in new road programmes, details of which will be published in the coming months. During his time at the site he saw how construction and demolition waste material is recycled for use in road construction.
Sheehan Contractors installed a new washing plant for the waste in early 2012 and are now supplying a range of recycled sand and aggregates to local contractors and virgin sand and aggregate producers as well as using the material on its own contracts.
“The new processing system from CDE is the latest technology available for the processing of this material and provides an opportunity for us to move recycled sand and aggregates up the value chain,” said MD Chris Sheehan.
“This material should be seen for the valuable resource that it is and for the potential it offers to protect long-term aggregate supply from a sustainable source.”
Image – The PM watches the new plant in action.