Thursday, 13 September 2018

Bottling It?

It's only 30m long but the Dutch have produced the first cycle track largely constructed using waste plastic bottles (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/13/a-road-full-of-bottlenecks-dutch-cycle-path-is-made-of-plastic-waste). The material is apparently three times more durable than tar macadam and the section is loaded with sensors to detect numbers of cycles using the route, the temperature of the track et cetera. This seems a fine way of using plastic waste. I commend it!

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