A team of City of Vancouver officials has been working with Toronto's GreenMantra to develop an innovative new process that coverts 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic waste into a wax that can be mixed into warm mix asphalt
The warm mix truck laying the new asphalt mix at one of the trial locations in Vancouver
The mix was a 19 mm Superpave, surface coarse warm-mix, with 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement and wax derived from blue box plastics
The City of Vancouver has developed a new warm mix paving process that uses a state-of-the-art wax material derived from 100 percent recycled plastics
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Global Liveability Report, the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada is a pretty decent place to live, ranking third in the world. Its environmental footprint is currently unsustainable, though, prompting officials to hatch an ambitious plan to have Vancouver crowned the greenest city in the world by 2020. Helping things along nicely is a new warm mix paving process that makes use of the kind of waste plastic placed in blue household recycling boxes by conscientious citizens, reducing greenhouse gases and improving air quality along the way.
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