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Transport for London beats green roads targets

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TRANSPORT for London has beaten green targets by using more than 4,800 tonnes of recycled aggregates in road repairs during the past two years.

TfL was singled out by campaigning group London Remade for using recycled glass in the maintenance of over 100 miles of roads.

TfL contractor McNicholas plc only stocks recycled aggregates at its main depot, while recycling 85 per cent of materials taken away from site.

TfL assistant director for street management services Chris Martin said: 'We are pleased with the performance of recycled aggregate and will continue to use it.

'Lots of work remains to be done in using more proven recycled materials throughout all TfL works and in further trialling of recycled materials in the construction process.

'Since exceeding these goals TfL has increased the target for using recycled aggregate in maintenance works to 85 per cent.'