Plastic has evolved from a contemporary marvel to a threat to all living things on the earth, including animals and sea creatures. Plastic was developed in 1907 and has since revolutionized our lives. Plastic is used for a variety of goods and functions, including storing food, automobile components, appliances, and even soda, juice, or water. Plastic has unquestionably aided society’s and the world’s progress. Now, plastic has become a threat to our environment. People have done everything possible to find a solution to this issue.
Experts have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to reduce the usage of this substance, but they haven’t been able to find a solution until now. A corporation in the United Kingdom has figured out a creative technique to recycle old plastic bottles while also improving road conditions! Toby McCartney, the CEO of MacRebur, came up with the concept while volunteering in India. He saw people picking through garbage and gathering old plastic and subsequently learned that the plastics were melted down and used as pothole filling.
Toby McCartney’s company was able to produce an improved asphalt with the help of technology, which increased the material’s durability and longevity. Not all plastics can be utilized, but the majority of them can, including black plastic, which has proven to be difficult to recycle. This improved asphalt is made consisting of granulated plastic waste and a road-making asphalt concrete mixture. It will endure ten times longer and is shown to be 60 percent stronger because it is an upgraded asphalt type. This may be excellent news for cars and commuters in the future.