Monday, March 17, 2008

Answer to 10% recycled materials law in Scotland?

A Scottish firm are creating blocks from glass. A partnership between Viridor and brand & Rae has lead to one million breeze blocks produced in 18 months using recycled glass. Crushed glass from Viridor's Bonnyrigg facility is said to comprise the same composition as the silica sand primary aggregate it replaces.

Jamie McBride, operations manager of Viridor Glass Recycling, said: "with one of Brand & Rae's factories next to our site we are helping to make a big difference to the carbon footprint of this essential building material. Together we are saving on energy, transport, and emissions, and by using this material there is less damage to the countryside through quarrying."

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