Recycled materials specialist GRS is celebrating the delivery to London of its first ever shipment of low-carbon construction aggregates made from Cornish clay mine waste.
Announcing the news this morning, GRS said its first sea shipment of construction aggregates marked the start of a long-term deal which would see it transport more than half a million tonnes of the secondary granite, branded Enviroc, from Cornwall to the capital each year.
The company plans to transform the aggregate into “high quality” single-use construction materials for developers across London that are looking to shrink their carbon footprint.
London consumes around 10 million tonnes each year of aggregates, which are a critical material in the construction of infrastructure, roads, and buildings.
GRS said it intended to strike deals for its products with construction firms “looking to build greener”, noting that its secondary granite product had a “fraction” of the embodied carbon of other