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Cement works wins award for recycling efforts

Published:  21 July, 2009

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Lafarge Cement has been awarded two national awards by the Environment Agency for its commitment to saving and recycling water.

Cauldon Works in Staffordshire won gold last week in the 'Water Save' category as well as securing the 'Chief Executive's Award' at the bi-annual Environment Agency Water Efficiency Awards.

Lafarge's Cauldon Works impressed judges with a water efficiency strategy which has seen the consumption of river water fall by 95%, resulting in annual energy savings to the business of £14 000.

The company's national environment manager, David Shenton, said: "We are constantly striving to lower our impact, be it through reducing waste or cutting air emissions, and this latest achievement comes on the back of a long-term strategy to minimise our water footprint.”

Said Environment Agency chief executive Dr Paul Leinster: "At a tough time for business it was a pleasure to see such a high calibre of entries with so many organisations committed to improving their water efficiency.” 

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