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Paving the way to a net-zero future

EZ Street offers permanent repair for potholes

Red Stag to expand production of their low-energy, environmentally friendly EZ Street asphalt

AS the construction industry works towards becoming a net-zero carbon sector, the next few years will be critical for driving forward sustainability initiatives.

For Aberdeenshire-based Red Stag Materials meeting statutory net zero targets whilst improving the UK infrastructure represents not only an enormous challenge, but also real opportunities.

The company has, therefore, announced that it is increasing production of its ground-breaking EZ Street asphalt which offers a cost-effective, greener solution to traditional means of pothole repair.

Roads are the arteries and veins of the nation and when they decline so does the country’s economic health. Due to an increase in the number and weight of vehicles, inclement weather and lack of funding, Britain’s roads are in a perilous state – yet pothole repair contributes hugely to carbon emissions, which need to be reduced to net zero by 2050.

This is where EZ Street comes to the fore. Increasingly manufactured using biofuel rather than fossil fuels, this cold polymer modified asphalt represents a greener, more sustainable way to meet net zero targets. EZ Street is also quick and easy to apply, and its durability under extreme conditions means it is already used from Australia to Norway as a permanent repair solution.

In the UK, EZ Street is available for delivery in 22kg bags, bulk sacks and bulk for individuals, contractors and local authorities. The company says it is also introducing recycled plastic shrink wrap and recycled pallets to make the product even greener. 

Grant Shewan, managing director of Red Stag, commented: ‘We aspire to have our EZ Street Asphalt product carbon neutralized within five years. We’re not perfect but I believe we’re further down the road than our competitors because we view the net-zero targets as a way to make businesses cleaner, greener and more productive.

‘If you as a local authority, contractor or individual are wondering how to be more environmentally friendly, whether you’re repairing major roads or private drives, there’s a simple, green and permanent solution – EZ Street.’

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