Innovative solutions to support the circular economy
We have worked with a number of partners to explore new options for ochre – developing it from a material sent to landfill to a beneficial product. Ochre is an iron rich by-product from our mine water treatment schemes.
A ground-breaking project with Merseylink involved treating soil heavily contaminated with arsenic at the Mersey Gateway toll bridge site in Cheshire.
As well as bringing sustainability benefits, by cutting carbon emissions and preventing landfill, it is estimated that safely reusing the waste material saved around £2 million. This innovative collaboration has been recognised with 2 awards, Best Re-use of Materials and Best Infrastructure Project at Environment Analyst’s Brownfield Awards 2020.
If you would like to know more about ochre and its uses, please contact us