Dutch Company Designs PreFab Road System Made From Recycled Bottles
Fri February 24, 2017 - National Edition CEG
The material is created from 100% recycled plastic and would create a quieter driving surface. http://url.ie/11p1e
VolkerWessels is a privately owned construction business based in the Netherlands. According to the company's mission statement, its aim is to further strengthen its current business, which includes solutions for construction, energy, management, design and operations, with the environment. The company's latest innovation includes a plan to recycle plastics into a sustainable material for roads.
The site states that this product, which is called PlasticRoad, is of "lightweight design, a fraction of the construction time, virtually maintenance free, and three times the expected lifespan. PlasticRoad, which consists of 100 percent recycled material, is the ideal sustainable alternative to conventional road structures."
Benefits of the product include:
Quiet road surfaces
Quick installation (due to its modular design)
Hollow space used for pipes, cables and rainwater
The product gives a new life to plastic (instead of wasting it
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