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    Stretch the road maintenance budgets by up to 40%
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    Use the Road Recycling option for a cost effective,
    more durable, efficient and sustainable road

         
       
       
       
       
       
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    Reduce your carbon footprint for road rehabilitation
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"All technologies proposed in The Green Mile Initiative are less expensive and more durable - this we can guarantee!"

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What is the Green Mile Initiative
The Green Mile Initiative (TGMI) was set up in January 2012, by Road Recycling Ireland and a selected team of experts. The initiative promotes sustainability in the area of road rehabilitation by offering an alternative greener technology called 'Road Recycling'.
 
(In general the current practice, in Ireland, is to dig up the existing failed road and replace with quarried materials). Local Authorities joining TGMI will benefit from 3 key deliverables:
60% time savings
60% less disruption
40% cost savings 

Stakeholders in the initiative will have the support and expert advice of our team on all aspects of the proposed road rehabilitation project, from road suitability and feasability to quality assurance.

In return for supporting eco-innovation on TGMI our CO2 emissions experts, Emission Zero, will measure the environmental savings on a recycled road project, when compared to tradtional processes.

On The Green Mile Initiative we aim to achieve a sustainable road i.e. a road that is safe, efficient, economical, environmentally friendly and more durable that with current practices. We can achieve this by using such processes as in-situ road recycling and by using such materials as GGBS (as a cement alternative).  All the recommended technologies have been tried and tested and are already in mainstream use in most parts of Europe, US, Canada and Australia.

The Green Mile Initiative also ties in with the launch of Green Tenders, on 18/01/12, as part of the Government’s Green Public Procurement Action Plan (GPP). Green Tenders aims to encourage the use of sustainable, green practices, products and services in certain industries such as construction. The Green Mile Initiative and road recycling is the perfect example of what can be achieved in the road rehabilitation sector, in terms of sustainability. 

All technologies proposed on The Green Mile Initiative are less expensive and more durable - this we can guarantee!

 

05/04/12 Kilkenny County Council have expressed an interest in participating in The Green Mile Initiative. Initial discussions have taken place with Road Recycling Ireland and the next step is to identify a suitable  road for the process.
08/03/12 Road Recycling Ireland have been shortlisted in SEAI Awards (Innovation category)! Dragons Den style presentations will be made by finalists at the SEAI energy show, RDS on Thursday 29th March.
20/03/12 Road Recycing Ireland have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Green Awards 2012 (Green Innovation category), for The Green Mile Initiative. Winners will be announced on April 19th at an awards ceremony in Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
08/03/12  Fingal County Council have expressed an interest in participating in The Green Mile Initiative. Initial discussions have taken place with Road Recycling Ireland and the next step is to identify a suitable candidate for the road recycling process.
 23/02/12  Carlow Institute of Technology join The Green Mile Initiatiave Team! Initial discussions have taken place between Road Recycling Ireland & Carlow IT geotechnical department. Their exact input to the initiative will be confirmed in the coming days. In general they will be undertaking geotechnical research on TGMI projects before, during & after the road recycling works. Results from the research will go towards further increasing awareness of sustainable in-situ processes for road rehabilitation.
 13/01/12  Carlow County Council become the first Local Authority to indicate it would be supportive of The Green Mile Initiative. They are currently in initial discussions with Road Recycling Ireland regarding a suitable road candidate for the road recycling process.
  29/01/12  Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin becomes Irelands 'first green mile' as part of 'The Green Mile Initiative'.
   
   
   

 

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