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Government Announces Target to Halve Demolition Waste Taken to Landfill, Leading to Increased Demand for Small Crushers As Part of Site Waste Management.

Mini crushers used on building sites can significantly reduce construction waste and costs relating to landfill whilst creating secondary aggregate. Recycled building rubble can also be sold on to third parties to offset recycling costs.

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February 25, 2008 (FPRC) -- Aylesbury, UK – Red Rhino Crushers Ltd announces a large increase in demand for their innovative crushing equipment following the target to “halve the amount of construction, demolition and excavation wastes going to landfill by 2012” announced as part of the Government’s Waste Strategy for England, October 2007.

DEFRA estimates that one third of the 400 million tonnes of solid materials used in the UK construction industry ends up in landfill. One of the strategies employed by the Government to reduce this amount is the annual escalation of landfill tax, expected to be £48/tonne for inert waste by 2010. This adds to the financial strain of maintaining profit margins, especially for the small construction business. Onsite recycling of building waste seems to be a perfect solution to the problem, and the increasing demand for compact jaw crushers provided by Red Rhino Crushers Ltd seems to reflect the fact that the UK building industry is now waking up to that fact.

“Our compact crushers offer not only an environmental benefit, but also a financial one,” enthuses Ben Latham, Key Accounts Director at Red Rhino Crushers Ltd. “If you take into consideration the logistical costs of removing waste on top of the landfill tax, it soon adds up. Using one of our mini crushers to recycle building waste into secondary aggregate removes those costs instantly, and can even bring in a new source of income if the excess recycled aggregate produced is sold on. Every hour a crusher is used,” Ben continues, “up to 3 skip loads of material are saved from landfill, a fact that won’t only save the construction company’s profits, but also the rapidly dwindling space in UK landfill sites.”


Send an email to Marelize Campbell of Red Rhino Crushers Ltd
01296 310 600



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