Vancouver Paves Roads with Recycled Plastics

Vancouver, British Columbia, has developed a warm-mix paving process that converts recycled plastics such as milk jugs and yogurt containers into asphalt. The warm-mix asphalt is expected to help the city reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. "Safety-wise for the workers, it’s a lot better - and they’re finding added benefits in terms of longer life of the pavement as well, because you’re not heating the material quite as much," said Todd Strynadka of Terus Construction. 

Source: November 16 AGC SmartBrief e-newsletter which contained this November 15 article from The (Toronto) Globe and Mail. Read more.

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