Those on the look-out for information about mineral products and the companies that supply them should be well served by a new website for the mineral products industry, which has just been launched by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).
The MPA is the industry trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the affiliation of British Precast, the British Association of Reinforcement, Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, the MPA has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products.
The newly-designed website at www.mineralproducts.org sets out the latest facts and figures that demonstrate the importance of mineral products, providing a interesting overview into an industry that represents the biggest flow of materials in the economy. Throughout the website, the MPA addresses key issues – from safety campaigns to climate change – and the site also offers access to key publications to learn about a range of topics.
The Concrete and Cement industry’s world leading Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero Carbon by 2050 is explained in some detail, whilst the unique contribution to biodiversity made by MPA member companies, in partnership with nature conservation organisations, can be accessed through videos in the quarries and nature area of the site.
Nigel Jackson, MPA chief executive said: “The new website gives us a fresh platform to reiterate the essentiality of mineral products, the importance of our industry to other sectors and the economy as a whole and the excellent progress we are making to deliver solutions that underpin the UK economy and support long-term sustainability.”