A New Kind of Asphalt Road Has Appeared. It’s Made From Plastic Bottles and Can Last 10 Times Longer

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Aiming at reducing the negative impact of plastic pollution on our planet, a company from the UK called MacRebur came up with a groundbreaking solution: turning plastic waste into roads. Not only is this idea very environmentally-friendly, but it also produces roads that are stronger and last longer than regular asphalt roads.

At Bright Side, we are always on the lookout for brilliant solutions that can help us recycle, reduce, and reuse our resources, so we are thrilled to tell you all about this innovative idea.

 

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This idea started literally in the trash.

The idea was born when CEO Toby McCartney was working with a charity in Southern India that helped people who worked at landfill sites as pickers. A part of the plastic collected was melted into potholes to create fillers.

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With this technology, the lifecycle of a commonly used material contained in regular asphalt can be extended with the plastic waste mix that the company makes. It also reduces the amount of fossil fuel used in the process, which is great for the environment.

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