This eco-friendly road can be built fast using recycled plastic.
It’s called PlasticRoad and it’s designed by VolkerWessels in The Netherlands. The road paving system has a modular design using prefabricated sheets made from compressed recycled plastic that are not only recyclable but also replaceable at any location.
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This makes road building and its maintenance fast and long-lasting. The hollow shape of the sheets allows rainwater to be stored temporarily, preventing flooding during extreme precipitation falls.
The company has recently laid a prototype bike path in Giethoorn, Netherlands, 70% percent faster than asphalt. PlasticRoad is designed to last three times longer than standard road paving.