Sheehan Group produces 380 miles of recycled concrete blocks

The Sheehan Group has produced 380 miles of recycled concrete blocks in the past 12 months – the equivalent of the distance between Oxford and Edinburgh.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / March 4, 2020
By Liam McLoughlin
The blocks contain a minimum of 75% recycled and secondary aggregates
The blocks contain a minimum of 75% recycled and secondary aggregates

The UK recycling and sustainable construction company produces the concrete blocks by recycling leftover aggregate from demolition and construction sites – saving it from landfill. Construction waste is recycled at the Sheehan Group’s CDE Global Advanced Recycling Plant producing high quality concrete blocks, recycled aggregate, sand and other construction materials. 

The company says that contractors are embracing the recycled concrete blocks, which have a lower carbon footprint compared to other products on the market. It adds that this has led to a record volume of blocks produced in the past 12 months at the Sheehan Group’s Oxfordshire based recycling plant. 

The Sheehan Group concrete blocks contain a minimum 75% recycled and secondary aggregates and are environmentally engineered to meet UK and European technical standards.

“Our circular driven economy approach to recycling C&D waste reduces the volumes going into landfill, creates high quality recycled products and reduces transport emissions," said Tara Sheehan, finance director at the Sheehan Group. “Quarried aggregates are expensive and have a large carbon footprint to produce.

“By utilising recycled aggregate, it helps against the environmental impact and creates a product that is great value for money. So much waste can be transformed into useful products which can be used on construction. We are constantly researching more sustainable ways to repurpose waste that can benefit our customers and the environment.”

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