Wolverhampton Company Tests a Way of Rendering Some Asbestos Harmless

Thermal Recycling in Wolverhampton received an Innovate UK ‘Smart Grant’ to develop a new method for turning asbestos roof sheets into a compound that can be safely used as aggregate for road building. The process involves ‘denaturing’ the asbestos. They have tested the kiln 200 times and hope to go into full production next year. At the moment 40% of the asbestos waste going into landfill is made up of asbestos roof sheets. In landfill it remains a hazard for the future, so this should be a very welcome development. If you would like to find out more, there is a short video about the process on the Company’s website.