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|PHOTO: This alleyway in Port Coogee is the first road in WA to be built using the plastic and rubber mix. (ABC News: Gian De Poloni)|
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
From nets that catch litter coming out of storm drains to roads made of recycled rubbish, some small West Australian councils are attracting global attention for their environmental ideas.
the neighbouring City of Cockburn has become the first West Australian council to build a new road out of recycled plastic.
About 40,000 single use plastic bags collected by supermarkets across Australia were melted into an asphalt mix used to pave a laneway in Port Coogee.
... The asphalt mix also included 900 printer toner cartridges, 210kg of crumb rubber from car tyres and seven tonnes of recycled asphalt pavement.
Hmmm ... is that 50/50 recycled tarmac? Or 80%? Or am I a miserable old codger?
I do like the rubbish sock!
Such a simple idea you have to wonder why no one ever thought of it before!
I love these stories where people are just flat out ignoring the debate and making an actual difference.