Most recently, city officials announced that Vancouver will be the first city in the world, which will include recycled plastic in asphalt coating for laying on the sidewalks and roads.
Recycled plastic is used for the production of various kinds of goods from iPhone to jeans, but the first time in a major city decided to get rid of plastic bottles, bags of milk and jars of yogurt in their streets, making it the material of these same streets. And it does not affect the color characteristics of the hybrid asphalt — it will still be black.
Plastic to become a part of asphalt, it is melted to a paste, then add to the other components. Although plastic in asphalt will be only 1%, and the process of mixing would be three times more expensive than conventional production, it is still a 20% decrease fuel consumption and makes good economic prospects for the future. Another advantage would be that the new asphalt will be put in the cold weather.
The production process is already running, but it only confuses the fact that Vancouver does not take plastic from their processing plants, and imported from Ontario. But this gap soon intend to correct.