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Princess Royal visits eco building material supplier

HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, visited Halifax-based i-plas to see their recycled building material which is revolutionising construction and building.

Princess Royal visits eco building material supplier

The Princess Royal received a tour of the factory to see first hand how ‘green’ British manufacturers are leading the way in transforming the UK economy.

i-plas converts used-plastic into products which are direct replacements for concrete, steel and wood. The material, also called i-plas, is being used by Network Rail to replace wooden sleepers, and is also moulded into Ezikerb, a recycled kerbstone. The company’s other products include decking, ground reinforcement blocks, roofing battens and tongue and groove profiles.

Howard Waghorn, managing director of i-plas, said: “The visit from Princess Anne is another piece of recognition for the world class product development we do here at i-plas. i-plas is helping to reduce the world’s reliance on carbon-releasing materials and is a versatile alternative to concrete, steel and wood for the construction industry.”

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Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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