Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Road Asphalt Made From Used Plastic Materials

According to the The Economist, Vancouver has been considered as one of the most livable cities in the world. Their efforts are continuously focused on making the city greener and environmentally sustainable. One of their recent Eco-projects involved making road asphalt from plastic recyclable materials. This was a joint co-operation between   Green Mantra Technologies and City of Vancouver.

Just the thought of this process is literally quite “ground breaking”, paving the way forward to making ecological roads. What makes this specific process more interesting is that they have managed to:

-Save 20% on gas used to melt the plastic requiring less energy than usual.
-Air quality is improved, as less carbon monoxide fumes.
-Reductions in the greenhouse effect.

One of the lead elements in making this asphalt mix is the wax.This wax is produced after melting down plastic materials such as bottles and containers which helps bind the asphalt.

This joint collaboration between state and private companies should be more encouraged as it is proving an effective approach in improving urban life. This model should be adopted by other cities to try and make their cities greener and sustainable. Vancouver is renowned for its green achievements which would not have been a reality without trial and error. They aim to be the greenest city by 2020.


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