Indian innovation – turning plastic waste into roads

As a follow up to my “Living Green in India” Series post, Waste not, want not, I came across this unusual solution.

Plastic Roads Offer Greener Way to Travel in India – NYTimes.com

Rather than viewing plastic products, such as plastic bags and food packaging, as waste, one Bangalore company uses it as a raw material in roads to create polymerised bitumen. This adds a few years of life to the road and reduces the amount of plastic waste sent to landfill.

How many other so-called “waste products” could we turn into material for innovative products?

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4 thoughts on “Indian innovation – turning plastic waste into roads

  1. Hi Jenny – Just catching up on your blog now. Thanks for posting about this article–it’s interesting to think of plastic as a raw material rather than waste, isn’t it?

    • Hey Jen!

      Thanks for reading! It’s very interesting and definitely a different way of approaching things! I’m trying to get creative with all of the plastic and bottles we are left with here…making vases, containers for my jewellery and even using them as drinking glasses..

    • Definitely, there are still a lot of problems with the traffic and roads in Bangalore. Although, hopefully this might be a step in the right direction. Thanks for commenting.

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