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RSS FeedsCaltrans repaves highway with plastic bottles
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31 july 2020 17:10:07

 
Caltrans repaves highway with plastic bottles
(World News Science)
 


Think of it as where the root beer meets the road. Or maybe life in the Fanta lane? In an experiment they hope will one day make California’s roads more durable and put a dent in the state’s growing plastic pollution problem, road crews working with Caltrans are repaving a section of highway in Northern California using recycled asphalt held together with thousands of melted plastic bottles. The project — across three lanes of Highway 162 just east of Oroville in Butte County — represents the first time a state highway in California has been repaved using 100% recycled materials. “We are always looking for innovative solutions,” said Caltrans spokesman...


 
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