Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Mineral products

Mineral products guidance

This environmental guidance is for businesses that manufacture mineral products from raw materials to finished articles, including:

  • abrasive products, eg abrasive grain, coated abrasives, bonded abrasives and super abrasives
  • cement and pre-cast concrete products, eg ready-mixed concrete, mortars and fibre cement
  • ceramic products, eg tiles, bricks, household ceramics, sanitary ware, technical ceramics and refractory products
  • glass and glass products, eg flat glass, container glass, glass fibre, fibreglass, household glass and specialist glass products
  • plaster and plaster products.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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Permits

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