sustainable consumption and production

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS 2013 2012
AGGREGATES PRODUCTION GB volume (construction and non-construction) 163 m t 153 m t
  GB volume (primary aggregates) 143 m t 135 m t
  GB volume (primary plus recycled) 198 mt 189 m t
  UK volume (primary aggregates) 158 m t 147 m t
SOURCES OF PRIMARY UK crushed rock 102 m t 94 m t
  UK sand and gravel 56 m t 53 m t
  GB crushed rock 89 m t 84 m t
  GB sand and gravel - land won 43 m t 41 m t
  GB sand and gravel - marine dredged 11 m t 10 m t
RECYCLING GB supply 55 m t 54 m t
ASPHALT GB volume 19.2 m t 18.5 m t
READY-MIXED CONCRETE GB volume 15.5 cu m 13.9 m cu m
CEMENT GB Domestic Cement Sales 8.3 m t 7.8 m t
TOTAL CEMENTITIOUS SALES GB Sales 11.5 m t 10.5 m t
LIME SALES GB production of quicklime and dolomite 1.7 m t 1.71 m t
CONSTRUCTION AND AGGREGATES Primary aggregates use per £1000 of construction output GB 1.43 m t 1.34 t
  Total aggregates use per £1000 of construction output GB 1.98 t 1.89 t
  Aggregates use per £1 billion of GDP 0.12 t 0.11 t
AGGREGATES, CEMENT AND THE ECONOMY Number of quarries (UK) 955 949
  Number of wharves (UK) 83 81
  Number of rail depots (UK) 47 48
  Number of quarries (cement) 12 13
  Number of cement plants, grinding and/or blending sites UK 13 14
  RESOURCE CONSERVATION 2013 2012
PRIMARY VS RECYCLED GB ratio recycled and secondary aggregates 28% 29%
  GB ratio primary aggregates 72% 71%
  GB ratio of cement 84% 85%
  GB ratio of other cementitious materials 16% 15%
EUROPEAN COMPARISON Per capita aggregates production
(GB, incl primary and recycling)
3.2 t 3.1 t
  Per capita aggregates production (Europe, incl primary and recycling) na 5.1 t
  Per capita cement production (GB) 132 kg 128 kg
  Per capita cement production (Europe) 311 kg 315 kg
WATER USE Metered consumption 0.01 cu m per t 0.01 cu m per t
  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 2013 2012
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Aggregates with certified management systems (86% of surveyed sites) 286 309
  Ready mixed concrete (92% of surveyed sites) 699 745
  Asphalt (99% of surveyed sites) 199 197
  Cement (100% of kiln and non kiln sites) 19 19
COMPLIANCE Convictions for infringements (aggregates) 1 0
  Cement (enforcement notices, formal cautions and successful prosecutions) 0 1
EMISSIONS TO AIR (CEMENT) Dust (change from 1998) -83% -80%
  NOx (change from 1998) -63% -58%
  SO2 (change from 1998) -81% -80%
EMISSIONS TO AIR (LIME) CO2 emissions from dolomite production
(% change since 2011)
-5%  
  SO2 emissions from high calcium lime production (% change since 2011) -79%  
  Dust emissions from dolomite production
(% change since 2011)
-30%  

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