The cycle path becomes plastic

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Attention to the environment cannot refer only to means of transport. Because the saving of carbon dioxide also comes from the road. So from Holland comes PlasticRoad, literally plastic road. A project that kicked off a couple of years ago and that has just completed an important test phase, and which therefore lends itself officially to entering the market. It is a prefabricated, modular and hollow road structure based on recycled plastic materials. This means that it allows you to intervene more easily in the event of maintenance, but above all it ensures the possibility of adapting to the specifications of any type of customer or entity.

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Below the surface of the plastic road An empty space has been provided which allows both to temporarily store water, avoiding potential flooding, and to be partially filled with the connection of cables and pipes, thus avoiding damage from excavation. Not to mention the possibility of installing sensors or even electric vehicle charging systems.

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The idea of ​​the plastic road was born from a partnership of companies, which deal with the production of road surfaces and the recycling of plastic. The ideal combination for the realization of the PlasticRoad project. Project that already has a couple of variations in Holland. Declinations that have largely passed the test phase. It is in fact in both cases of cycle paths. The first even dates back to 2018 and is around 30 meters long and is located in the Dutch city of Zwolle. Today, two years later, the stretch has been crossed a million times, demonstrating the efficiency of the Plastic Road system. In fact, CO2 emissions are on average 50-70% lower than a cycle path made of asphalt and concrete slabs. That’s why the Dutch modular system in production and ready to be ordered. It is estimated that the first deliveries will be made in early 2021.

July 16, 2020 (change July 16, 2020 | 11:40 am)

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