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December 2012

BLA Releases Second Sustainable Development Report Illustrating Inspiring Environmental Performance

The BLA has released its second sustainable development, which shows the environmental progress of the UK lime industry in 2011. The report includes data from both BLA members and Associate members, which is a first for lime. Since 2005, the industry has seen reductions in air emissions of CO2, oxides of nitrogen, dust and sulphur dioxide.

The BLA’s Chairman, Phil Richards said “The lime industry has made excellent progress in environmental performance since 2005 and this report illustrates our ongoing commitment to sustainability. The results so far have been outstanding. For example, from a 2005 baseline waste to landfill has reduced by a staggering 94% and environmental incidents reduced by 60%. We have made great progress in emissions reduction and environmental improvements as a sector and we intend to continue building on our achievements in the future”.

The 2011 sustainable development report can be found here


Notes to Editors

The BLA is a constituent body of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. The BLA represents the interests of three member companies, responsible for producing 75% of the lime sold in the UK. The BLA members are Lhoist UK, Singleton Birch Ltd and Tarmac.

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