Balfour Beatty builds cycle lane from plastic bags

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  1. Repeat recycling, hopefully with relatively low energy input needs, sounds like an attractive proposition. Is it established that wear and tear on the surface doesn’t yield micro beads of plastic that get washed into the surface water drainage and wind up in water courses etc ?

  2. Excellent news

  3. As someone who has seen how plastic bags disintegrate into tiny pieces, especially when disturbed, I wonder how the plastic would eventually be recycled after being part of the footway out in the sun for a few decades.
    With sun exposure and wear, it could be tiny plastic pieces that get washed off; not just the microbeads Steve mentions.
    Like to hope I am wrong about all these potential problems.

  4. This is so impressive.

    Well done to the company for leading the way in the use of recycling.
    Let’s hope more companies follow suit.

    There is a long way to go in the methods of recycling, but this is really a great way in using plastic bags.

    The fact that the material can be reused is absolutely brilliant.

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