This road is made from waste plastics

Towards the end of this BBC World Service podcast ‘People Fixing the World‘ presenter Dougal Shaw meets a man who is pioneering a way to use recycled plastic to make stronger, longer lasting roads.┬áListen to the story which starts at about the 16 minutes and 10 seconds┬ámark.

Toby McCartney is the person behind the idea, and his company is called MacRebur:

They point out the green credentials of their product ‘MR6’ on their website

As MR6 increases tensile strength and resistance to character deformation, MR6 enhanced roads last longer, resulting in lowering the environmental impact of maintenance. Below are some of the greener benefits of using MR6.

  • Made with 100% recycled materials
  • Reduction in fossil fuel usage
  • Can be used in the production of warm asphalts
  • Reduction in carbon footprint
  • Uses unwanted plastics destined for landfill
  • Helps foster a circular economy
  • Reduction in landfill
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