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Mineral Products Association - The trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries

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The MPA launched the UK Minerals Strategy 'Meeting the demand for minerals and mineral products sustainably for the next 25 years' at 'Living with Minerals 6' Conference at Church House, Westminster on 10th July.
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To find out key facts about the mineral products industry read our latest 2018 document. View PDF →

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Government's post-election policy development and implementation will be central to the future health of the UK economy and the mineral products sector upon which so much depends. Negotiating a good deal on Brexit which maintains UK competitiveness will be vital.
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Promoting Vulnerable Road User Safety and Minimising Risk.
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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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Supporting the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy, Stay Safe 2018 focuses on the dangers of swimming in open water in quarries, lakes, rivers, reservoirs and canals. View our 'Stay Safe...Stay Out' safety leaflet. View PDF →

MPA has published their 7th Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS 2018) which covers the period to the end of 2017. It is based upon data for the whole of Great Britain provided in confidence by MPA members.
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The new report from the MPA highlights the critical importance to London of protecting wharves and railheads in the capital from other types of development.
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View Video A whirlwind tour of different UK projects, making the link between mineral products and what they have helped to create

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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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