Company Is Using Plastic Bottles To Make Roads That Last 10x Longer Than Asphalt

Good news for recycling and cleaning plastic from the environment and good news for roads.

Breakaway Consciousness
January 15, 2020

To reduce the negative impact of plastic pollution on our planet, a UK company, MacRebur, found a way to use old plastic bottles to improve the quality of roads. The asphalt made in this way will be cheaper and more durable.

Its CEO, Toby McCartney, got the idea while he was working in Southern India. After wondering why people there collected old plastic, he was told that they melt the plastic and turn it into filler for the potholes.

The MacRebur asphalt boosts the lifespan of the material, but at the same time, it is environment-friendly, as it reduces the carbon footprint by reducing the amount of fossil fuel used in the manufacturing process.

Most kinds of plastic can be used for this asphalt, including the most difficult one to recycle – black plastic.

McCartney said:

“We went through about five-to-six hundred different designs of different…

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