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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Plastics remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability and durability of waste or recycled plastic for use as a material in roads. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL17536 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17535 more like this
HL17537 more like this
HL17538 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:01.85Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1142464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Plastics remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
star this property uin HL17538 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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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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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
768538
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Plastics remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential problems resulting from the release into the environment of nano and other plastic particles as a consequence of plastic materials being used as part of road surfacing materials. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL1892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The use of plastic as a component in road surfacing is not widespread. Officials at the Department for Transport are aware that it has only been used in a small proportion of England’s strategic road network for high friction surfacing materials, and only on one short stretch of public road in England. Therefore, the Government has not made any assessment to date of any potential problems or nano pollution from the use of plastic in roads.</p><p> </p><p>Officials have been in discussion with Cumbria County Council who are trialling the use of plastic in their road resurfacing and the company that supplies the material. They will continue to monitor the situation and any outcomes, positive or negative, from the trial currently taking place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T11:38:50.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T11:38:50.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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2569
star this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this