UKCW 2018

NEC BIRMINGHAM   09-11 OCTOBER 2018

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A process that creates plastic pellets from bottles and bags and melts them into asphalt makes for stronger roads and less waste.d bags and melts them into asphalt makes for stronger roads and less waste.

Plastic bottles and bags are being recycled into asphalt mixture to produce roads that are kinder to the environment and, manufacturers claim, longer lasting.

A number of councils around the UK are testing the 'plastic roads'.

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The process involves making plastic pellets from bottles and bags that would otherwise be destined for landfill sites. The pellets are then melted into the asphalt mix to act as a binding agent.

Plastic makes up roughly 0.5% of the mixture.

Toby McCartney, of MacRebur Plastics Road Company, told Sky News: "We're able to take the waste plastics that are destined for landfill, we take those plastics and we add them into an asphalt mix to create a stronger, longer lasting road.

Source: Sky News

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