Town center updated with recycled materials
A council in the North West of
England is setting the standard when it comes to putting waste
materials to good use.
St. Helens Council is refurbishing
its town center using recycled materials, while slashing traditional
construction industry targets for waste so that nothing goes to
The original paving materials
from the town center have so far been used to pave the exhibition
tunnels at the World of Glass, are aiding school projects and
are being used for Probation Service-led community schemes.
The old seats have been refurbished
for community homes, sports centers and parks while excavated
materials are either sieved on site or sent to a local company
for reprocessing to return for reuse.
Councillor Alma Atherton, the
Council’s executive member for Environmental Protection,
said, “We want St. Helens to keep ahead by creating a modern
and vibrant town centre, ensuring we continue to attract new shops
and investment as well as creating new spaces that are better
set out for the many new events we are planning.”