Six-figure investment into new tech to fuel sustainable journey

An aggregate supplier has made a six-figure investment into new technology and equipment as it accelerates its carbon reduction strategy. 

BGF-backed Johnsons Aggregates has invested £750,000 on installing the latest technology PV panels across the two largest of its three processing sites, generating circa 700kwh of annual energy generation. The investment will save more than 200 tons of carbon emissions each year, with periods of self-sufficiency.

The firm recycles incinerator bottom ash (IBA), reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Metals are extracted from the IBA, turning the residue into a quality aggregate suitable for the construction industry, thereby avoiding any material going to landfill and prolonging the life of finite resources in the country.

Lewis Johnson, CEO of Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling, said: “The waste sector has a lot of work to do in reducing carbon output – we’re proud to be leading the way with these significant investments which form part of an ambitious ESG strategy. It’s vital that the industry commit to major innovation and improvement as we target net zero carbon.”