By Ann R. Thryft – We’ve seen recycled bottles turned into car seats for Ford’s 2012 Focus electric vehicle. And we’ve seen plans by Boeing to recycle composites used in its Dreamliner plane for nonstructural uses in aircraft. Now recycled bottles and other plastic products destined for landfills have been turned into structural, weight-bearing elements of a 90-foot heavy-load bridge in Scotland.
Recycled Structural Composite (RSC), a proprietary composite thermoplastic material from Axion International, is made from 100 percent recycled plastics. RSC is also 100 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life. The material won’t rot, crumble, splinter, rust, or corrode, and it requires no painting or regular maintenance. more> http://tinyurl.com/6neez2n
- Ford Focus electric uses recycled plastic bottles for its seats (thezigzagger.com)
- Japan streets ahead in global plastic recycling race (environmenteng.wordpress.com)
- CES 2012: Wine Holders Made From Trash Convert Into Lamps (treehugger.com)
- Recycled bottles from CES to end up in Ford Focus Electric (ces.cnet.com)
- Ford, Unifi to recycle 2M plastic bottles back into the new 2012 Focus Electric and other vehicles (greencarcongress.com)