Pavement recycling experience in the United Kingdom

Recycling pavements has taken place in the United Kingdom since the 1970s. Initially the practice was limited to lower grade applications, though since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 there have been increased incentives from the UK Government to address sustainable development targets. These have included the introduction of fiscal measures to reduce landfill and quarrying activity. Consequently, continually higher grade recycling applications are being researched and implemented and there are now a range of specifications that actively promote the use of recycling technology and recycled materials in pavement structures. This paper outlines the sustainable development priorities that have driven this change and the fiscal incentives now in place in the UK to encourage recycling. The development of specifications for recycled asphalt pavements will be outlined together with design and construction considerations. Finally, more recent developments in UK standards that are allowing the increased introduction of non-conventional aggregates will be discussed, including the move from recipe to performance specification.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 29p
  • Monograph Title: Ikram's International Seminar on Asphalt Pavement Technology, Towards innovative pavement technologies, 19-20 April 2004, Putrajaya, Malaysia

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  • Accession Number: 01390794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:04AM