DIsmantling and RECycling Techniques for road MATerials – sharing knowledge and practices

DIRECT-MAT is a Coordination and Support Action under the EC 7th Framework programme “Sustainable Surface Transport”. The project runs through 2009–2011 and aims to facilitate the sharing of national experiences on dismantling and recycling of road materials into new roads at the European level. This will be achieved through the building of a European Web database and the drafting of Best Practice guides.

The project addresses the dismantling and recycling or safe disposal of unbound, hydraulically bound and asphalt road materials. It also addresses other materials related to road use but not commonly recycled in road construction. These include tyre shreds, sediment from ditches, industrial by-products and reinforcement materials.

The intention is that the project results shall support the daily work of practitioners, researchers and standardisation bodies. In this way DIRECT-MAT will actively contribute to reducing the waste disposal associated with roads.

If you would like to provide the DIRECT-MAT partners with your point of view, please take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire (English, French, Czech, Portuguese, Danish, German, Swedish)."

Project coordinator
Yannick Descantes, (LCPC) 
Route de Bouaye BP 4129
44341 Bouguenais Cedex
Fax: +33 2 40 84 59 93
E-mail: direct-mat(at)lcpc.fr 






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