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WRAP appoints head of aggregates


"WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, has appointed John Barritt as its head of aggregates."

"Mr Barritt, who has over 30 years’ experience in the quarrying industry, is one of the UK’s leading authorities on recycled aggregates. His most recent role was as managing director of Tarmac Recycling Ltd, where he was responsible for operations at 19 sites producing recycled aggregate products."

"His appointment is the first for WRAP’s new Aggregates Programme, which was announced in April as a result of the new Aggregates Tax Sustainability Fund, set up to reduce the environmental impact of primary aggregates extraction."

"Some £15.5 million of the fund is allocated to reducing demand for primary aggregates and encouraging recycling and reuse through a joint initiative to be delivered by WRAP and Construction Innovation and Research Management (CIRM), a DTI programme."

"Working closely alongside CIRM, Mr Barritt will be responsible for developing the strategy for the Aggregates Programme, which will include support for capital investment, work on standards and specifications for recycled aggregates, and the provision of information and advice."

"Commenting on his appointment, Liz Goodwin, director of material programmes with WRAP, said Mr Barritt’s extensive industry experience would be invaluable in developing this programme. ‘We need to change industry’s perception of recycled aggregates and a solid understanding of the industry is fundamental to achieving this,’ she said."

"Other recent additions to WRAP’s aggregates team include aggregates manager Dr Rebecca Hooper, who joins from the BRE, and aggregates administrator Debbie McGarry."


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