MP Thangam Debbonaire has visited Aggregate Industries’ Bristol Express Asphalt plant, in order to witness how the facility is playing a vital part in the recycling of road construction materials.
MP of Bristol West since 2015, Debbonaire was given an exclusive tour of the plant, seeking to understand how the plant’s efforts are helping it to meet the government’s ambitious target to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Debbonaire also had the opportunity to learn more about Aggregate Industries’ pioneering Express Asphalt service. The service is designed to make the supply of asphalt quicker and simpler. This includes a ‘click and collect’ service, with a guaranteed turnaround of 30 minutes for single loads of standard products. This enables busy customers to order asphalt, tools, or equipment and pick them up from any one of the 41 Asphalt Express depots nationwide.
The Bristol plant is also one of Aggregate Industries’ three specialist mixing plants across the UK to produce a range of distinctly coloured asphalts. These are increasingly being used for the colour demarcation of bus lands, cycle lanes, sports landscaping, and parks and national areas.
During her visit, Debbonaire also had discussions with key Aggregate Industries staff members, including Andrew Newell, Area Manager A number of significant issues were discussed, including gender diversity, asphalt recycling, and the benefits of SuperColour and the Express Asphalt service.
“The visit was a fantastic opportunity for us to show Mrs Debbonaire how the pioneering Express Asphalt business at our Bristol plant is delivering a quick and efficient service to utility, local authority, and groundwork contractors within Bristol and surrounding areas,” said Newell. “Meanwhile, our high-quality coloured asphalts are meeting the growing appetite for colour demarcation in local infrastructure. We also hope we were able to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability by showing how we successfully recycle asphalt and its component parts.”
“I’d like to say thank you to Aggregate Industries for inviting me to visit their Bristol Express Asphalt site,” said Debbonaire. “During the visit I was able to learn how a robust recycling strategy is essential for cutting carbon emissions form the construction materials sector, both on a national or local level.”
Aggregate Industries is at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials.
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