A Scottish company has been building roads using plastic bottles for the past few years, which it claims are 3 times more durable than traditional roads. It is estimated that around 9 billion tonnes of plastic is currently available in various forms around the world, with 7 billion tonnes of plastic being either dumped into the oceans or made for waste disposal on Earth.
Toby McCarthy, the founder of a company called Macrebur, is an engineer. Stating the reason for setting up the company, he said that at first he did not want to show his children plastic-filled seas.
<a rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-snax-placeholder="Source" class="snax-figure-source" href="https://www.jumblejoy.com/company-using-plastic-bottles-make-roads-last-10x-longer-asphalt-2-2" target="_blank">https://www.jumblejoy.com/company-using-plastic-bottles-make-roads-last-10x-longer-asphalt-2-2</a>He began work on a similar technique in Scotland with the help of his two friends to devise an eco-friendly way of making plastic roads. Soon he was successful and was able to invent a special “actuator” which was also patented.
<a rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-snax-placeholder="Source" class="snax-figure-source" href="https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/a-new-kind-of-asphalt-road-has-appeared-its-made-from-plastic-bottles-and-can-last-10-times-longer-792810/" target="_blank">https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/a-new-kind-of-asphalt-road-has-appeared-its-made-from-plastic-bottles-and-can-last-10-times-longer-792810/</a>They break industrial and domestic used plastics into very fine pieces with the help of a special machine that is as much as 5mm. Then the fragments and the “actuator” are chemically processed, the material obtained is exactly the same as the bitumen / asphalt used in the construction of roads.
<a rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-snax-placeholder="Source" class="snax-figure-source" href="https://www.boredpanda.com/plastic-waste-to-roads-macrebur/?media_id=plastic-waste-to-roads-macrebur-11-5e68e19599a90__700" target="_blank">https://www.boredpanda.com/plastic-waste-to-roads-macrebur/?media_id=plastic-waste-to-roads-macrebur-11-5e68e19599a90__700</a>Until now, they have built several kilometers long roads with used plastic, which also prove to be particularly durable, but construction experts say the sustainability of plastic-made roads will be limited to the cold countries, while the hot and sunny sunshine of the eastern countries environment, these roads may soon be broken down.