Red Stag Materials has had its EZ Street asphalt road repair product certified carbon-neutral – paving the way to a cleaner process for repairing Britain’s pothole-ridden roads network.
While traditional surface repairs have been achieved through the application of hot mix asphalt – which has to be kept heated at 180 degrees – EZ Street is a polymer-modified cold asphalt, meaning that not only does it remove the need for heat, but it also helps operators reduce costs and the level of associated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Confirmation of EZ Street’s carbon-neutral status comes days before world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP26 summit which will focus on how to slow the rate of climate change around the world. Red Stag believes EZ Street can contribute by helping highways agencies and local authorities reach their climate change targets.
Grant Shewan, Red Stag managing director, said: “With many products out there continuing to contain cement – the source of 7% of the world’s CO2 – as well as requiring heating, we are proud to offer part of the solution to the climate change issues facing us all.
“Not only is the process of applying the product better for the environment, but it is also safer for workers as it eliminates fumes and the need for handling hot material. As well as this, it also ensures repairs can be carried out quicker, meaning roads can reopen sooner.”