Roads made of recycled plastic blocks. Is this the future?


The recycled plastic roads require less maintenance than asphalt because they can withstand temperatures ranging between -40C and 80C.

Conventional asphalt roads are prone to cracking and potholes in winter when water penetrates the surface before freezing. Living in York I see evidence of that!

VolkerWessels, the company behind these plastic roads, claims asphalt is responsible for 1.6m tons of CO2 emissions a year globally – 2% of all road transport emissions.

I wonder why is has taken so long for people to come up with this idea?

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