200 tons of ‘plastic road’ will be laid on a stretch of the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal soon, to see if it c
Start from 10 September, 200 tons of "plastic road" is due to be laid on a stretch of the N3 highway in KwaZulu-Natal.
The recycled plastic is used as a binder ingredient in the asphalt and replaces a percentage of costly bitumen, while also diverting waste from landfill.
The project is by the same company, Shisalanga Construction, a majority-owned subsidiary of Raubex Group Limited, that in early August paved 80 metres of road in Cliffdale in KwaZulu-Natal with a mixture containing the equivalent of 6,770 milk bottles of locally recycled plastic.
That project is believed to have been the first part-plastic road paved in Africa.