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Olympic clean-up ahead of green targets

A massive 95% of demolition material has been recycled or reused at the Olympic Park, beating the 90% target set by the ODA earlier this year.
Over 90% of the material is reused or recycled on-site, with a further 5% off site. On-site 9741 tonnes of crushed brick and concrete has been reused alongside 70 tonnes of Yorkstone walling, 10 tonnes of reclaimed London stock bricks and 2 tonnes of roofing tiles.Off-site, 176 tonnes of timber has been turned into chipboard, 30 tonnes of plasterboard into gypsum powder, 326 tonnes of metal for scrap and 106 tonnes of general - mostly plastic and rubber waste have been recycled.ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said, 'We want London 2012 to be the greenest Games in modern times and have set ourselves tough targets to recycle or reuse materials wherever possible. These figures show we are not only meeting our commitments, we are beating them. They also show that we are firmly on track to have most of the site cleared and cleaned by Beijing 2008.'The ODA will start demolishing buildings and cleaning up the land as it gains possession ahead of the next phase of demolition which begins in July, when the ODA gains full possession of the whole Olympic Park site. A total of 256 buildings will be demolished over a nine month period.

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