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Yorkshire first region to introduce construction recycling targets

Yorkshire Forward today became the first Regional Development Agency (RDA) to adopt a target for the use of recycled materials in construction projects.
The initiative launched by the RDA in conjunction with Recycling Action Yorkshire (RAY) and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) aims to contribute to the region's target of reducing CO2 emissions over three years.From today at least 10% of the overall value of materials in construction projects that Yorkshire Forward supports or funds must be made with recycled materials.Yorkshire Forward chief executive Tom Riordan said: 'The new office blocks and apartment complexes springing up and changing the urban skyline are a sign of the region's increasing prosperity and growing economy.'Hand in hand with this prosperity we must ensure that we protect the environment. Our commitment to these important targets underlines how hard we are working to reduce our carbon emissions and make more efficient use of resources.'

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