The 73-mile London Crossrail project found an innovative way to recycle the debris from Europe's largest civil engineering project. The clay, chalk, sand and gravel excavated from building tunnels will be reused to build a 2.5 square mile wildlife reserve on Wallasea Island near the Thames Gateway. "This is a ground-breaking deal between one of the U.K.'s leading enterprises and an environmental charity," said Graham Wynne, chief executive of the RSPB charity. "It is absolutely wonderful news for wildlife."

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