A key logistics contract has been won by Aggregate Industries due to their emphasis on recycled content and aim to deliver 99 per cent of materials by sustainable transport methods, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced.
Aggregate Industries will become the sole provider of all the aggregate materials including sand, gravel, crushed stone and the recycled concrete needed for the construction of the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic Park.
ODA’s Head of Sustainability Dan Epstein said: “The construction of the new permanent venues and infrastructure and the creation of the largest new urban park in Europe for 150 years will require large amounts of aggregate materials. This is an essential contract for the 2012 project and it is important that it has sustainability at the heart of its plans.
“Aggregate Industries exceeded the ODA targets and are able to commit to providing over 70 per cent of the materials needed as recycled aggregates and to transport 99 per cent of materials by water or rail. This is unprecedented for a project of the size, scale and complexity.”