FM Conway is a company whose business is producing asphalt, whilst causing a minimal amount of damage to the environment, by seriously limiting their carbon dioxide emissions. The company have a plant located on the Thames and it is estimated that since they began their recycling programmes they have reduced their CO2 emissions by around 6 million tonnes.
The plant was constructed with the specific intention of reducing their carbon footprint and it was a £10 million investment by the company. They also have a strong focus on recycling and are seen as one of the leaders in providing recycled materials to the construction industry.
The plant takes in asphalt which has been recovered and processes it again to create brand-new asphalt products. They are not the only company pursuing this recycling alternative, but they are regarded as the most energy-efficient company in the country thanks to their significant facilities.
As well as recycling asphalt, the company have also managed to save a great deal of carbon emissions by constructing a wharf next to the factory. This can be used to transport materials without the need for trucks, and they estimate that this facility alone means that 15,000 less truck journeys a year are required.