County has the bot­tle to fill those pot holes

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Cum­bria county coun­cil has be­came the first lo­cal au­thor­ity in the world to use waste plas­tic bot­tles and shop­ping bags to fill its pot holes.

It has used pel­lets, de­vel­oped by Carlisle-based com­pany MacRe­bur, made from 1.3mil­lion lo­cally-sourced bags and bot­tles. In­de­pen­dent tests show it is 60 per cent stronger and 10 times longer-last­ing than as­phalt.

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