'Plastic Roads' Are Paved With Good Intention

Transportation officials in multiple states are testing whether roads made from grocery bags, juice cartons, printer ink cartridges or other discarded plastic can make pavement last longer, save money and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. On sections of a busy, four-lane road that cuts throughContinue Reading

Your View | Work/life balance, plastic roads, net zero

Reading Mike Keatinge’s letter on work-life balance (NCE, last month), I felt compelled to respond providing the counter argument. I believe my opinion is held by many others. In years gone by, one sole income was adequate for many families to make ends meet, more recently two incomes are needed.Continue Reading

Future of Roads | A30 improvement will boost economy and local environment

Cornwall’s A30 improvement scheme is aiming to not just deliver a dual carriageway, but also a better environment around the 14km stretch of new road. Significant levels of sustainability, environmental mitigation and ecological enhancement are marking out the A30 improvement scheme in Cornwall as something special. Never mind that theContinue Reading

Autobahn: Germany′s roads to nowhere | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

When German electronic band Kraftwerk released the iconic song “Autobahn” in 1975, they were celebrating freedom of movement on freeways where drivers could speed without limit.  But these mythical superhighways are today a source of increasing division as the climate crisis demands countries curb road transport emissions. Though the autobahn’s origins areContinue Reading

Women-Led VC Fund, Springdale Ventures, Onboards Marissa Epstein as Third General Partner | News

Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation (HRMC) and Old Dominion University (ODU) today unveiled two major maritime initiatives to advance the region’s economic development: ODU President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., announced the establishment of the ODU Maritime Initiative toContinue Reading

road, plastic waste

AZoCleantech speaks to Chrysoula Raptaki, founder and CEO of Roadfill, about her company’s mission to reduce carbon emissions in the building sector with Roadworx, an alternative binding agent that uses waste plastic for repairing and relaying roads.  What major developments have you helped deliver within your division at Roadfill? The main developmentContinue Reading