R Collard shortlisted for Guardian Sustainable Business Award
Company’s state-of-the-art washing plant in Eversley nominated in the Waste category
CONSTRUCTION waste-management firm R Collard have been shortlisted for an accolade at this year’s Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. The company’s project to develop an aggregate washing plant at its recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire, has been nominated in the Waste category of the Awards, which recognizes projects or products that are at the cutting edge of waste innovation.
The 120 tonnes/h plant was brought on by the closure of four quarries in the South of England which, subsequently, put pressure on the regional construction and civil-engineering sectors. R Collard saw a need for a source of high-grade recycled aggregate products and an opportunity to reuse construction waste efficiently and effectively.
And last year the company developed and implemented new-generation recycling technology which has allowed them to process inert construction waste into high-quality secondary aggregates that can be used in construction projects. R Collard can now accept and recycle waste materials from local contractors. Most of the recycled products are resupplied to customers: reducing their transportation costs and carbon footprint; while placing R Collard at the heart of the region’s circular economy.
‘This award nomination recognizes the considerable investment in technology which is allowing R Collard to cement its position at the centre of the Thames Valley circular economy,’ said managing director Robert Collard. ‘The Guardian is seen as the sustainability leader within the media and we are delighted to have been able to impress the judges with this initiative.’