Plastic Roads

Posted on December 9, 2009 by Lana Lile
Workers packed recycled plastic for later use in road pavement in Bangalore.

"Workers packed recycled plastic for later use in road pavement in Bangalore."

Today’s wave of technology fascinates me, especially when it is developed to help reuse or recycle materials which otherwise negatively impact the environment. Take plastic for example, companies already make fleece out of soda pop bottles, but what about bigger scale projects? While it is true that we always need to concentrate on reducing our consumption and limiting our use of non-renewable resources, there is also a point where products like plastic bottles and bags are never going to totally go away. So why not focus on reusing/recycling the ones that still exist? Across the world two businessmen have thought of a way to use large-scale plastic waste to pave roads, making streets in India more durable against natural disasters and severe weather conditions. Check out the full story here.

~Lana

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