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H Sivyer Transport Limited – or “Sivyers” – is creating a cleaner, greener future in one of the world’s most challenging environments. Hub4 met Sivyers’ Managing Director, Simon Sivyer, to find out how the company is at the forefront of sustainable aggregate production in the heart of London.
“Over the last 18 months, the environment – specifically, the impact a project or process can have on the environment – has become a focal point,” opens Simon. “It’s always been important, but I’ve seen it climb the priority ladder to become a prominent feature for every customer. Not only do we, as a company, have a huge responsibility in this, but we also have one of the best opportunities to make a positive impact.”
Today, H Sivyer Transport Limited is the largest muck away company in London. Every day, more than 200 people and 130 tipper grab lorries service the capital’s material collection and disposal needs. Each year, the company moves 1.5million tonnes of demolition and construction waste, with an annual turnover of £40million.
With great achievement comes great responsibility
Alongside the constant challenge of operating in one of the world’s most hostile environments – London is a unique mix of tight regulations, emission limits, logistical bottlenecks, ever increasing traffic and strict environmental standards – there remains the biggest question; how do you handle such a vast amount of material in a city as compacted and congested as London?
“The demand here is huge,” answers Simon, “but we are doing more than just your usual recycled aggregates. We still offer your 6F5, Type 1, Shingles, etc, but we have invested heavily to develop processes which enable us to make any British Standard aggregate from recovered material.”
This alone is an impressive statement; British Standards are strictly controlled and many BSI aggregates are rarely made with anything other than virgin or primary material. Few can achieve the required standard with recycled product, yet Simon and his team have done just that in the country’s capital.
“The upstream benefit is massive. If every project in London used primary materials, we’d have thousands of lorries travelling hundreds of miles in and out the capital every single day. These products can now be produced locally, using local materials that are being recycled right here in the capital. Just in the logistics, the embodied carbon saving is huge. Nov-Dec 21 - Issue 71
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