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22 October 2010 | Quarrying

THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) believes the ability of the mineral products and construction industries to support sustained economic recovery has become more difficult following this week...

05 August 2010 | Quarrying

THE latest data on second-quarter mineral products and construction performance have the potential to give a misleadingly positive impression of industry activity and prospects, according to the...

02 August 2010 | Safety, Health & Environment

The United Nations has declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity and it is also a year when the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has made clear-cut progress on this front, as...

THE Mineral Products Association is calling for a shift in the focus of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) to local communities, which would support the Government’s ‘localism’ agenda...

‘SAFER by Association’, the Mineral Products Association’s new site-based health and safety audit package, was launched at Hillhead on 22 June.

17 June 2010 | Quarrying

HIS Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, joined delegates and their partners at the European cement industry’s annual General Assembly’s Gala Dinner earlier this week, where he welcomed...

TWO Mineral Products Association member companies, Lafarge Aggregates Ltd and Hanson UK, won top prizes at the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) Sustainable Development Awards in Munich on 27...

THE parents of two teenage boys killed in separate quarry accidents are backing this year’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) ‘Stay Safe’ campaign to prevent similar tragedies involving thrill-...

27 May 2010 | Mineral Planning

RESPONDING to the Queen’s Speech and publication of the coalition’s ‘Programme for Government’ document, the Mineral Products Association has said it will work positively with government so that...

13 May 2010 | Quarrying

THE results of the Mineral Products Association’s market analysis for the first quarter of 2010 indicate that sales volumes of crushed rock and asphalt increased by 6% and 9%, respectively,...

NEW research by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has revealed that local communities are failing to benefit fully from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF), the main purpose of...

THE Nature After Minerals project run by the RSPB and Natural England, with support from the Minerals Products Association, and which aims to help recreate high-quality habitats for people and...

25 March 2010 | Mineral Planning

THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) has sounded a serious note of caution about last week’s decision by the West Midlands Regional Assembly (WMRA) to change the way future supply of sand and...

16 March 2010 | Quarrying

THE Mineral Products Association’s executive director, Simon van der Byl, has called on the Chancellor to reverse government plans to halve public investment in next week’s Budget.

RECORDING a reduction of 65%, the MPA has beaten its health and safety ‘Hard Target 2009’, which aimed to halve the 2004 total of reportable injuries by the end of 2009.

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