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MPA has set out its new Priorities for Government, urging Cabinet Ministers to improve delivery of projects and not take for granted the vital role that the mineral products industries have in delivering the homes, public and commercial buildings and infrastructure which society relies upon. View PDF →

MPA has launched guidance designed to support members in keeping employees, contractors, suppliers and customers safe as site operations adapt to the restrictions of COVID-19 and become COVID secure.
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Planning for the future

MPA has developed a new Charter for its producer members, founded on a new vision for 2025. The Charter will be the vehicle for achieving the new vision by 'Driving Change, Raising Standards and Improving Perceptions'.
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MPA has published a report on the use of Construction, Demolition and Excavation Waste (CDEW) produced by the construction industry in the UK.
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MPA has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the economy.
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Recycled and secondary sources of construction aggregates supplied 28% of total demand in Great Britain in 2018, well ahead of the European average. This is an ongoing success story for the mineral products industry and reflects the sector’s continued commitment to recycling and the circular economy.
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As a trade association, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) is not required to sign the UK Lobbying Register. However, the MPA routinely and regularly engages with a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to; Members of Parliament, Government Ministers, other trade associations including those at European level, non-Governmental organisations, community groups and other specialist organisations. The MPA also provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mining and Quarrying and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Highways. The MPA is registered on the European Union Register, identification number: 570960214458-53

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The Mineral Products Association website includes information on the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, agricultural lime, industrial lime, mortar and silica sand industries. Our members provide essential materials and sustainable solutions from production to consumption.

Through the web, we aim to give you a wider understanding of our fascinating and vital industry. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for companies involved in supplying crushed rock and sand and gravel from land-based and marine sources (marine aggregates), agricultural lime and industrial lime, asphalt, cement, concrete, including ready-mixed concrete, dimension stone, mortar, silica sand, slag, recycled aggregates and construction and quarry plant.

You will also find key information on sustainable development, health & safety, employment, careers in quarrying, competence, community relations, resource conservation, environmental protection, quarry restoration, quarry plant, sustainable products, stakeholder accountability, carbon management, the quarrying industry, transport, heritage, biodiversity and geodiversity.

With the addition of The British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF) and the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), MPA has a growing membership of 480 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 majors international and global companies. It covers 100% of GB cement production, 90% of aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. Each year the industry supplies £20 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and is the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £151 billion in 2016. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

Visit our specific careers area or our youth zone, which includes the Virtual Quarry website, or browse through a variety of video resources in the Cinema area, including our Cycle Safe and Stay Safe...Stay Out of Quarries campaigns.

Did you know, for example, that each person in the UK uses four tonnes of aggregates each year? Or that the mineral products industry has planted over two million trees in recent years?

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