Plastic waste such as bags and water bottles that are difficult to recycle have found a new life in the asphalt mix used to pave streets in Vancouver, Canada
An Ontario company, GreenMantra has developed a technology to develop a wax for asphalt from waste plastic. The wax lets asphalt flow smoothly at a lower temperature, thus reducing fuel costs to heat the asphalt and reducing vapours from the asphalt as it is placed.
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