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Environmental awards for highways project

21 Dec 10 Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine has been recognised with two awards for measures taken to reduce the environmental impact of the M74 Completion project in Glasgow.

The 8km scheme to link the M74 to the M8 was named Sustainable Construction and Demolition Project of the Year at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Awards for Environmental Excellence.

The project also picked up a Green Apple Environment Award from the Green Organisation, an independent group which works to reward and promote environmental best practice.

Honouring the scheme, the CIWM judges said: “To date the project has recycled 81% of all waste arisings and the requirement for a net import of 2.7 million tonnes of structural fill material was achieved using secondary aggregates including crushed demolition material from notable landmarks in the surrounding area, crushed concrete and pulverised fuel ash. In addition some 86,000 of highly contaminated land has been remediated and reused on-site.”

The CIWM awards recognise and reward good practice in the sustainable management of waste and resources.

The company is working on the motorway completion project as part of the Interlink M74 joint venture.

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