natural resources

BIODIVERSITY* 2013 2012
PLANTING Trees planted 92,156 74,020
DRY STONE WALLING Hedgerows planted 3.03 km 11.0 km
  Kilometres built 0.19 km 0.29 km
SITES OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST (SSSIs) SSSIs related to quarrying    
  % of SSSI assessments in favourable/recovering condition    
USE OF RESOURCES - CEMENT Natural raw material per tonne cement manufactured (kg/t) 1375 1432
  Waste recovered as raw materials per tonne – Manufactured at kiln sites (kg/t) 101.8 118.1
* MPA is in the process of trialling the production of improved biodiversity indicators Waste recovered as raw materials and fuels by – Cement industry at kiln sites (t) 1,452,553 1,379,666
  Proportion of fuel comprising waste materials(% thermal) 44 40.4
  Proportion of raw materials comprising waste and byproduct material (% mass) 6.97 7.59
LIME - WASTE TO LANDFILL Waste disposed of to landfill
(% change since 2011)
-44%  
  HERITAGE 2013 2012
ARCHAEOLOGY Land investigated pre planning permission 402 hectares 120 hectares
  Land investigated post planning permission 321 hectares 154 hectares
  RESTORATION/LAND AND SEABED USE 2013 2012
LAND USE AND RESTORATION % of the UK land area being quarried 0.10% 0.10%
  Ratio of land restored to land prepared for quarrying 1:0.9 1:1.3
SEABED USE Area of seabed licensed for marine dredging 739 km² 711 km²
  Area of seabed available for marine dredging 332 km² 391 km²
  Area of seabed dredged 98.7 km² 97 km²

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