Tarmac Recycling Ltd – Toptrec, The Sustainable Footpath Solution

The Client is responsible for an extensive network of footpaths, cyclepaths and bridleways within the Mersey Valley. In pursuit of Local Agenda 21 objectives, a pathway material was sought that was not only more sustainable, but could also demonstrate advantages over conventional solutions in terms of speed of laying and performance in-situ.

Technologies

Following a number of trials, it was found that Tarmac’s Toptrec 10mm down recycled material, when laid through a conventional asphalt mini-paver, surpassed all expectations. The speed of laying provided a cost effective solution, whilst the excellent compaction and binding qualities of the material produced a durable finish.

Toptrec is a 100% recycled pathway material made from selected waste products from highway reconstruction and maintenance works. It is usually 20mm down and has good compaction properties, is user friendly and provides an inexpensive, but durable footpath surfacing, especially in rural situations.

Toptrec scooped ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ in 2000 at the National Recycling Awards – they seek to promote waste reduction, re-use, recycling and sustainable waste management.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Tarmac Ltd.

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