Glassphalt is a type of asphalt in which recycled crushed glass is incorporated into the mix.

Hume City Council

In July 2018 a trial of an asphalt mix containing recycled crushed glass, plastic bags and printer toner was undertaken in Rayfield Avenue, Craigieburn, in Hume City Council.5 The aim of the trial is to prove that the use of recycled material in road construction is economically viable as well as environmentally responsible.

Close the Loop and Downer the companies that have jointly developed the asphalt claim that it will last up to 65% longer than traditional asphalt.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Use of Recycled Glass in Pavement Aggregate
  3. Recycled Glass in Asphalt
  4. Google Search
  5. Australia's roads of the future could be made with recycled plastic and glass - 9News (July 2018)
  6. Use of Recycled Materials for Road Construction - VicRoads
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