In terms of quantity dispersed in the environment, release of harmful chemicals and decomposition times, plastics represent the number one enemy in the fight against pollution.
Among the many initiatives that we are trying to adopt to reverse an alarming trend, the city of London announces the reconstruction of the road surface of the village of Enfield with a type of asphalt made from plastic waste. The first experiments have shown that this is an effective option to which the city council intends to use again.
The northernmost district of London was the first to order the remaking of the road surface using a type of asphalt made by the Scottish company MacRebur; it is a substance that incorporates a percentage of recycled plastic, softer and more durable than traditional asphalt that, according to the first text made in Green Dragon Lane, is working well, in particular resisting the formation of potholes.
City councilor Daniel Andreson commented, "We all know that plastic has a devastating impact on the environment, especially when it reaches the oceans." Intervening trying to recycle this material as much as possible is a shared responsibility. He is happy and proud of this first attempt and we can not wait to be able to reuse this promising material also on other sites where road renovation is necessary, and play our part in reducing the carbon footprint ".
Thanks to the success of this first reconstruction, the institution responsible for public transport in the English capital (Transport for London) has already announced that it will allocate additional funds to make sure that the material is used in other parts of the city.