Bridge Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

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>


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