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date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Roads: Plastics more like this
house id 2 more like this
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the levels of virgin plastic used in the construction of the road network; and what steps they are taking to replace it with recycled plastic. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
answer text <p>The Government is committed to exploring innovative ideas and processes for more environmentally friendly ways of constructing, repairing and maintaining road surfaces. The Department for Transport is aware of a number of initiatives, both here in England and overseas, in which recycled plastic and other waste product materials are added as a binding mix to asphalt.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Live Labs research programme, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and private partners, the Department for Transport announced in January 2019 funding of £1.6 million to Cumbria County Council to extend a trial for the selection and testing of recycled plastic in surfacing and structural treatments on the local road network. This trial will assess the suitability and durability of the plastics additives from minor patching work and pothole repairs through to major resurfacing.</p><p> </p><p>Technological innovation in road maintenance processes can also improve efficiency and reduce waste by recycling existing road material. Highways England is taking such an approach in reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Leeming and the Ripon interchange.</p><p> </p><p>Information on road surface materials can be found in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: volume 2, part of a suite of documents published by Highways England.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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HL17535 more like this
HL17536 more like this
HL17537 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:02.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:02.157Z
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label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this