“The Netherlands could become the first country to pave its streets with plastic bottles after Rotterdam city council said it was considering piloting a new type of road surface touted by its creators as a greener alternative to asphalt.”

Rotterdam city in the Netherlands is moving toward the development of PlasticRoad, made entirely from recycled plastic. In the debate between asphalt vs. PlasticRoads, the benefits of plastic seem to outweigh asphalt. PlasticRoads require less maintenance, can withstand greater temperatures, can be laid in a shorter amount of time and last about 3 times as long. With less maintenance comes less road construction and traffic caused by construction. Even though designers are still in the planning/development phase, they are confident that this could become a greener alternative to asphalt.


AuthorJane Rohde