First Carbon Neutral Road Surfacing Scheme in North Tyneside

Miles Macadam recently completed the first carbon neutral resurfacing scheme on behalf of North Tyneside Council. With a net zero target of 2030, the Council were looking for opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint and selected Miles Macadam to help facilitate this goal.  The scheme utilised our reduced carbon product Milepave™ and as a carbon neutral organisation, we bring no Indirect Emissions into the borough meaning the scheme’s carbon footprint was signifantly lower in comparison to a conventional surfacing material. The overall footprint is around 10 tonnes of carbon compared to an estimated 14 tonnes used in traditional resurfacing methods.

The Council published a press release regarding the scheme, stating:

“The full length of Arcot Avenue in Whitley Bay and part of Brenkley Avenue in Shiremoor will be resurfaced using a process that uses fewer resources, lower mixing temperatures, lower energy resources and a lower bitumen content than conventional asphalt surfacing materials. This process will save roughly 24 tonnes of aggregate and four tonnes of bitumen, taking nearly one-third off of the project’s predicted carbon footprint.”

Councillor Sandra Graham Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, commented:

“We’re working hard to achieve our ambition of North Tyneside Council being carbon net-zero by 2030. That means the council and its partners are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint. I welcome this new and innovative initiative, which is a step towards making our essential highway maintenance works more sustainable.”

It is a pleasure to work in collaboration with North Tyneside Council and complete the first carbon neutral scheme in that region.

We have completed a number of carbon neutral and reduced carbon surfacing scheme’s across the UK and are continually developing our products to become more sustainable. Click the links below to read more:

Miles Macadam delivers first Local Authority Carbon Neutral Surfacing Scheme in the Liverpool City Region

Cardiff Council Carbon Neutral Milepave™ Scheme

Cheshire West & Chester Council Milepave™ Low Carbon Surfacing Scheme

Lancashire County Council’s Reduced Carbon Milepave™ Scheme