Islamabad: In a World Bank (WB) report, it is stated that new options will be introduced to use plastic waste in the construction of roads. The suggestion to explore innovations and new ideas was given in their report called “Plastic Waste in Road Construction: A Path Worth Paying.”
The WB report stated that new options are being explored to construct sustainable and eco-friendly roads using waste plastic. According to the United Nations roadmap, the solutions to eliminate pollution caused by plastic waste are that the waste will be used as a substitute for raw materials in road construction.
World Bank mentioned in the report that the whole lifecycle approach would reduce plastic pollution in both downstream and upstream measures. According to the details, using plastic waste in road construction is a downstream measure.
The report stated that upstream steps are also required to reduce waste produced by plastic. Pakistan has also constructed its first plastic road in Islamabad at Ata Turk Avenue as part of the anti-pollution efforts.
In the report, it was stated that many companies are implementing the technology all over the world, and approximately one hundred and thirty-two plastic roads are constructed globally. Further research, however, is required to fill the gaps in plastic roads knowledge. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtorspk blogs.