CONSTRUCTION projects in Greater Bendigo will be required to incorporate more recycled products.
The council has resolved to review its procurement policy and practices to strengthen the requirement, following an idea raised at its June meeting.
It also intends to get involved in trialing the use of recycled products in projects.
Councillor Andrea Metcalf raised the idea following discussions within the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group.
She said other groups were considering similar ideas.
Councillor Jennifer Alden cited Hume City Council's use of recycled materials in road base.
The city intends to work with local recycled products suppliers and Regional Roads Victoria to determine a suitable pilot project.
It also intends to make use of specifications for recycled products within road surfaces, which Regional Roads Victoria is developing.
A review of the procurement policy is already underway.
However, city staffers said they would strengthen the existing commitment to environmental sustainability by adding an environmental sustainability schedule to the policy as an appendix.
The appendix is expected to include the use of recycled products.
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