This Road Was Made Using The Equivalent Of 17,000 Recycled Plastic Bags

Rythmia Banner Ad

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

A Scottish company has had a breakthrough idea which could change the fate of our planet for the better.

So far, they have re-purposed 20 tonnes of recycled plastic into pellets which in turn have been laid as road surface. This equates to roughly 6,000 bottles.

In Elgin, Scotland, you will find a housing development known as The Linkwood Steadings which have newly developed “plastic roads” which are flexible, which make them more durable and hard-wearing.

MacRebur is the company responsible for the ingenious plan and they have mentioned that this plastic would all have gone straight to landfills or incineration, revealing online how the idea came to be.

 “Our CEO Toby McCartney was was working in Southern India with a charity helping people who work on landfill sites to gather potentially reusable items and sell them.

“He noticed that some of the waste plastics retrieved by the pickers was put into potholes and set alight until it melted to form a makeshift plastic pothole filler. It sparked an idea to use waste plastic in roads here.”

It’s pretty fascinating as to how they manufacture the pellets.

“We take plastic waste collected from commercial and household use – the split is about 60 per cent commercial and 40 per cent household.

“We can use most types of plastic but it must be classed as waste – we don’t use recycled or new plastic.

“We then use a granulator to turn this into small pieces of no more than 5mm. Next, the plastic granules are mixed with our activator – it’s this that makes the plastic bind properly into our roads.”

“Our activator is patented and what’s in it is a secret! This blend of plastic granules and the activator – let’s call it the MacRebur mix – then goes to an asphalt producer.

“We make sure that all the plastic we use melts at a temperature lower than this – around 120°C – so it homogenises properly without creating microplastics. It’s for this reason that we can’t use all plastic waste but we can use most things, including black plastic which is difficult recycle.”

Why has the rest of the world not jumped on board yet?

If you enjoyed this article please SHARE it.
And if you haven’t already please help us reach 3 million Facebook fans by following us HERE

My Name is Kasim Khan and I am the founder of Educate Inspire Change. I have just returned from a 1 week stay at the world’s first medically licensed plant medicine retreat, it’s called Rythmia and is in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. During this week I had the most profound and transformational experience of my life and it’s not only me . . .over 95% of people who embark on this journey at Rythmia reports that they too had a life changing miracle. This magical place had such a profound effect on me that I am now dedicating my time to sharing this healing opportunity of a lifetime with you all.

Please click HERE to find out more information and book yourself in for the most magical week of your life.

Kash Khan

Kash Khan

Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Kash Khan

Kash Khan

Kash Khan is the creator of Educate Inspire Change(EIC). He founded EIC in 2012 to help keep people informed, to encourage people to expand their consciousness and to inspire people to reach for their dreams.
Since 2019 he has been going through the most transformative period of his life working with Sacred Plant Medicines out of Costa Rica and is now focusing much more on creating conscious content with the sole purpose of giving people more self-awareness so that they can heal mind, body & spirit and live a full life of meaning and purpose.

Search Posts

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Neurohacker Ad

Newsletter Opt-in

Kash Khan Inspiring Headshot

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get inspiring articles and hear from Kash