The road to a better future is not as long as we once thought. About a mile long and made from recycled materials, this California state road is being hailed as the way of the future. The stretch of pavement used about 150,000 single-use plastic bottles to create a safe way to travel. TechniSoil, the sustainable landscaping company, joined forces with the California transit system to repave the one-mile stretch of a three-lane road.
Motorists will be traveling later today on a section of Highway 162 that has been repaved using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with plastic bottles. Read more at https://t.co/NswIs8f65x @CaltransHQ pic.twitter.com/EasMSu5qcJ— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) July 30, 2020
Not only is it better for the environment, but it's better for the transit system and those who use it. The conservationist road has been proven to be somewhere around 2-3 times more durable than the pavement officials were using before. That's a long-lasting road! The best part is that it is said to generate 90% less greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than the process currently popularized. This stretch of land is making everything better.
According to Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal, "We’re excited about introducing new sustainable technology and helping pave the way for utilization of recycled plastics throughout the state. This process is better for the environment because it keeps plastic bottles out of landfills and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels."