The equivalent of more than 140,000 plastic bags are being saved from landfill thanks to innovative road technology being used by
and the City of PAE on resurfacing works on Castle Road, Glanville. This will be the first large-scale use of PlastiPhalt® in South Australia.
This recycling project aligns with the Council’s commitment to sustainable transport and roadworks solutions. The use of recycled plastic in asphalt mixes not only helps to deal with an environmental problem, but it also makes our roads smoother, safer and more economical.
PlastiPhalt® is a proprietary asphaltic product developed and manufactured by Fulton Hogan. Approximately 110 tonnes of PlastiPhalt® is being laid, using waste plastic that would formerly have gone to land fill. Furthermore, the addition of 20% Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) will be included into the asphalt mix. RAP is an industry recognised recycling initiative and reduces the impacts on natural resources.
Fulton Hogan began trialing PlastiPhalt® on a lab scale in 2014. It is made by shredding used plastic and then granulating the shreds to an ideal size for incorporating into bitumen. The plastic is then blended into appropriately classed asphalt grade bitumen.
This work will begin on Monday 24 June.