Recycled Plastic Roads on the Way
Australia is taking on board a clever way to deal with waste. Trial roads are being built partially made from recycled materials. The first Plastiphalt road in Sydney’s south was completed in August and covers a 250-metre stretch of highway. Combined with asphalt, the road was created using 176,000 plastic bags, 55,440 glass bottles and toner from almost 4000 printer cartridges.
With 35 per cent of the 250 tonnes of asphalt created with recycled material, it is a great step forward to helping find a sustainable, long-term use for recycled materials. These kinds of roads are expected to last longer and be able to handle heavy traffic.
With other projects already completed in Melbourne, and countries such as the UK and India, this is an exciting development for the future of road construction.
“I’LL HAVE TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF MY CAMERA IN FUTURE” William Etherton, ten, who was reunited with his camera after it vanished on a British beach and was found four months later, still working, on a German island 560 kilometres away.