THOUSANDS of recycled plastic bags have been used to pave two roads in North Coogee.
More than 40,000 plastic bags, 900 tonor cartridges, 210kg of crumb rubber from car tyres and seven tonnes of recycled asphalt pavement were used in the 750sqm of Reconophalt which paved Port Coogee’s Cecilia Lane and Skerne Lane.
City of Cockburn waste education officer Nicki Ledger said they were the first local government in WA to pave a road using waste material.
“The City is proud to support this trial, the first of its kind in WA, and will certainly be looking to continue using Reconophalt in Cockburn in the future,” she said.
“We believe it is vital to encourage the use of recycled materials wherever possible, to stimulate the development of recycling industries here in Australia.”
She said Reconophalt had a 65 per cent improvement to standard asphalt when it came to fatigue life.
Densford Civil installed the Reconophalt on June 5 with material supplied by the Downer Group.
Similar works to use Reconophalt in Duncraig, which was reported in May, have not yet started.