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Bristol roads being made from non-recyclable plastic

27 Aug 2019

Bristol roads being made from non-recyclable plastic

Roads made out of waste plastic are being built at a new council housing development in Bristol.

Building contractor Willmott Dixon is using asphalt containing non-recyclable plastic at the Ashton Rise development rather than using carbon-intensive bitumen.

The plastic waste that is used will prevent the equivalent of 150,000 single-use plastic bags from being incinerated or going to landfill. It will also save 1.6 tonnes of carbon entering the atmosphere.

Using plastic will mean the road is able to “cope better” with movement caused by changes in the weather, reducing cracks and potholes, according to Neal Stephens, managing director for Willmott Dixon South West.

Article & Image Source: BristolLive

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