Wrap Protocol from CMT (Testing) Limited
22 March 2012, News release from CMT (Testing) Limited
'Under WRAP' - The Programme for Recycled Aggregates, the Quality Protocol & associated testing requirements.
In 2000, the Government's Waste Strategy (England & Wales) appeared. Aimed at sustainable development and waste management, its purpose was the promotion of re-using, recycling, composting and use of wastes as fuel.
The Strategy has progressed with recycling increasing and landfill disposal reducing. Higher recycling targets are envisaged beyond 2009.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) was founded in 2001 as a direct result of the Waste Strategy. It carries a remit to "overcome market barriers to promote re-use and recycling".
Information provided by WRAP shows that "the majority of recycled and secondary aggregates pose no significant risk to controlled waters when used in properly designed and constructed engineering applications that account for the sensitivity of the local environment".
This is consistent withthe Quality Protocol which follows the EA's guidance on the Landfill Directive with respect to criteria for the acceptance of inert waste at landfill sites. This approach allows acceptance of recycled aggregates without leach testing as the criteria are met if the aggregates are "a single stream of materials from a known and reliable source".
CMT offer full sampling and testing services for WRAP or other purposes. Contact us for testing, risk assessing or further advice and guidance.
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