Green build on track

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced it is on track or exceeding the wide-ranging set of sustainability targets for the London 2012 construction project.
Among other achievements, the ODA is currently delivering 60% of materials by weight by rail or water transport, beating a target of 50% and dramatically reducing vehicle movements and the resulting carbon emissions. The ODA has also reported that 90% of construction waste is being diverted from landfill and is being reused or recycled instead, and that the first of 4,000 semi-mature trees have been planted on site.
ODA Chair John Armitt said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our plans and what we have tasked our contractors to achieve is unprecedented for a project of this size and scale”.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘I want London to be the cleanest and greenest city in the world by 2012. The construction of the Olympic Park offers an unparalleled opportunity to secure a radical improvement to east London’s environment, whilst providing a sterling example of what can be achieved across the capital in other developments, small and large. We will be working to untap the potential springing from the Games to ensure a lasing legacy for Londoners.’

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