Plastic Roads Across The World

It seems this is happening on a global scale.

This was in the news.

MacRebur is doing some things in this regard in the UK.

https://www.macrebur.com/about-us/

In France.

Meanwhile, the Germans are learning how to make plastic roads from Himachal Pradesh!

That’s a state in North India where ‘Shimla’ famously is. The British built their ‘summer capital’ there during the ‘British Raj.’

https://theoktravel.com/germany-to-learn-road-construction-from-himachal-pradesh/

In the Netherlands.

https://www.wavin.com/en-gb/Knowledge-centre/News/The-first-Plastic-Road-will-be-installed-in-the-Netherlands

In the US.

https://www.dykespaving.com/blog/texas-roads-made-from-plastic/

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/10/28/recycled-plastic-landfills-U-S-highways-roads/stories/201810280239

In Indonesia.

And Indonesia appears to be learning from India which apparently has thousands of kilometers of plastic roads in existence already.

Iceland.

Refers to ‘MacRebur’ among others.

https://www.worldhighways.com/categories/materials-production-supply/features/from-bangalore-to-dumfries-plastic-waste-technology-is-reinforcing-our-roads/

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I am surprised this has not been used in the UK yet!

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@zainmu. There are trials of plastic roads going ahead in Scotland https://www.dng24.co.uk/1-6m-boost-for-plastic-roads/ .

The process that they are, trialling in the UK uses between 3-10kg of plastic per ton of asphalt. The total UK production of asphalt is around 25Mt. So if this process was applied to all asphalt production, it would use a maximum of 0.252Mt of plastic. The UK uses 5Mt of plastic per year. So this can account for a maximum 5% of the total UK plastic consumption.

5% is a small but non-negligible contribution. Especially if the asphalt is actually stronger and more durable with plastic added.

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Thanks for this @Sachi . I had never heard of this before. I’m really impressed with how India is leading the way on this.

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