Tarmac’s eco-friendly approach to business

Tarmac’s eco-friendly approach to business
Published: 04 July 2006

Tarmac is spearheading an ambitious eco-friendly restoration project to enhance the environment in one of the first initiatives of its kind in the UK. The firm has consulted a team of environmental specialists ahead of launching the restoration project at Swanworth Quarry, which is located in the Dorset countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The quarry lies adjacent to a stretch of the Dorset coastline which forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site.

Tarmac’s project comes after recent reports that Britain’s rarest flowers and wild plants, which were once commonly found in limestone areas, are facing a battle for survival because of a lack of proper action to save them.

Tarmac’s restoration project at Swanworth Quarry will involve using rare grassland seeds collected from a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) to sow at the quarry to create a unique area of limestone grassland.

“In the future we hope to see the entire area of the quarry restored so it becomes one large, unbroken area of limestone grassland, merging with the adjacent Site of Special Scientific Interest.”