CDE Support Major Recycling Conference.
- 10 May 2008
- Company & Industry News
CDE's participation is as a result of the considerable success that the company has enjoyed in recent years in the recycling market, specifically with construction and demolition waste.
"We have been active in this recycling market for some 10 years now" explains CDE sales director, Enda Ivanoff. "In this time we have installed a large number of major recycling installations throughout the country and our systems are widely regarded as best-in-class."
All of CDE's demolition waste recycling systems process this material and produce clean, certified aggregates which can be used in a variety of construction applications. CDE have worked very closely with WRAP - the government's Waste Resources Action Plan - to develop opportunities in this area.
"WRAP have been very active in promoting the various end uses for recycled aggregates. There has been significant research conducted into the performance characteristics of recycled material and the list of possible applications is consistently expanding" says Niall Drennan who has been responsible for the delivery of most of CDE's recycling projects in recent years.
This research from WRAP has driven the growth in demand for recycled materials, which has been of significant benefit to CDE.
"The growth in the market for recycled aggregates will continue for some considerable time yet" explains CDE's Chairman, Tony Convery. "This is down to a number of factors, the most important being a shortage of natural resources in certain regions and a growing awareness and interest in ensuring we are all as resource efficient as possible."
The conference in Glasgow - called ‘Maximise Recycling & Minimise Waste in Scotland' - comes on the back of the Scottish Government's recent announcement of its plans to achieve zero waste. This has dramatically raised the bar for recycling and waste management in Scotland as it is currently an area which is underperforming.
At present less than 30% of waste in Scotland is recycled. The first stage in the Scottish Government's zero waste policy is to raise this figure to 70% by 2025 with landfill reduced to 5% in the same period.
"The government targets in Scotland are very ambitious and we hope that with our extensive experience in this sector, we can help all stakeholders to achieve the required performance" concludes Tony Convery.
- CDE have a number of case studies and videos of recycling installations available to view on their web site at www.cdeglobal.com/downloads
- The Maximise Recycling & Minimise Waste conference takes place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday 14th May 2008.
- Further information on the conference can be obtained from their web site on http://www.recyclinginscotland.co.uk/.
Peter Craven, CDE
Tel: 028 8676 7900