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Guide to Sustainable Road Building
“Accelerating the journey to net zero has never been higher on the agenda. We recognise that we, as a leader in the sector, have a key role to play in shaping our industry’s approach to sustainability and in delivering sustainable construction methods and products.”
Emma Hines, Senior Manager Sustainable Construction
Amid a climate emergency and rising commitments to net zero targets within construction and infrastructure settings, there is a pressing need for more sustainable approaches to road development and highways maintenance.
Delivering technological solutions and innovation which prioritise sustainability – from using lower carbon materials to incorporating recycled content – are key to the Tarmac approach.
With this in mind, we are proud to launch a new online framework designed to support those involved in specifying and maintaining the UK’s crucial network of roads and |highways: the Guide to Sustainable Road building.
Its launch reflects our approach as a business and is rooted in the principles and targets set out in our Sustainability Strategy. The guide also highlights solutions, technological advances and examples of best practice in a bid to inform and influence the decision-making process involved when designing high performing, yet lower carbon approaches to road development.
Covering a range of topics and expert guidance, themes include:
- How to use lower carbon materials
- Ways to use more recycled content
- How to reduce material usage and avoid waste
- Steps to build roads that last longer
- The principles of sustainable contracting
- Building better infrastructure and environments
- Stories about sustainable road building and highways maintenance best practice from across the UK
Emma Hines, Senior Manager Sustainable Construction, said: “The introduction of our new guide is an important step forward to help our customers, partners and the industry to understand what innovations are currently available – leading to carbon savings, less impact on the environment and more sustainable decisions being made.”