It is good to hear that the UK’s first major trial recycling old tyres to resurface roads is going well.
The used tyres form 10 per cent of a new asphalt which has been used on the A90 between Perth and Dundee for Transport Scotland.
The supplier Breedon Aggregates has reported the trial is going well and that the road covering is cheaper, greener and more durable than traditional materials, according to the Scotsman.
A stretch of the dual carriageway, which carries some 35,000 vehicles a day, was covered last month with the mixture, which was produced using a new technique.
Alan MacKenzie, Breedon Aggregates Scotland chief executive, said: “This could transform our approach to road surfacing in the UK.
“Our industry has been trying for years to successfully incorporate recycled rubber into asphalt, without much success. Thanks to this new technology we can help change that.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office
Transport Scotland welcomed the re-use of tyres but said it was still monitoring the trial.