Plastic is a part of almost everything we use. It is so-called one of the most “omnipresent” elements in our daily lives as it makes up the very gadgets we use to the our furniture. Even more so, it might soon make up the very roads that we drive on. A new type of road surface called the PlasticRoad is being touted as a more sustainable alternative to asphalt.
Developers of the PlasticRoad, VolkerWessels, shares that the new pavement is made up of prefabricated plastic structures that are laid on top of sand, which makes installing a new road a considerably easier process than the distribution of asphalt or using other suitable road materials. The PlasticRoad is therefore a more economical option for cities across the world as less time is required for road construction.