Survey reveals high awareness of new standards
01 December 2003 - 00:00
"THE results of a recently conducted survey by WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme) have shown growing levels of industry awareness of the new European aggregate standards which will come into effect on 1 January 2004. The survey, conducted via WRAP’s AggRegain website, revealed that 81% of the website’s users are now aware of the forthcoming change from British to EU standards."
"WRAP say the new EU standards will be good news for the sustainable aggregates market by levelling the market for recycled, secondary and primary materials, particularly in higher-value applications."
"The survey also revealed that the AggRegain sustainable aggregate information service launched earlier this year has had a very positive impact on the use of sustainable materials by aggregate buyers and specifiers. Of those surveyed, 87% claimed that AggRegain had increased their knowledge and understanding of recycled and secondary aggregates, while 53% of respondents had used the service to source or supply materials."
"John Barritt, WRAP’s aggregate technical adviser, said: ‘It’s always a concern when new standards or practices are imposed on industry, and WRAP has paid special attention to ensuring that buyers and specifiers have been provided with the information they need to make the necessary changes."
‘This survey clearly demonstrates that AggRegain is successfully engaging and influencing industry understanding and decision-making.’
"Readers wishing to find out more about the EU standards, or the various uses of recycled and secondary aggregates, can contact AggRegain at:"
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