How does it work?
In simple terms, traditional asphalt used to make roads and car parks is made of bitumen and stone. But with MacRebur’s technology, part of the bitumen can be replaced with waste plastic, reducing the amount of fossil fuel required and cutting carbon. MacRebur roads look exactly the same as regular asphalt but because they contain plastic, they are more flexible. That means they can cope better with contraction and expansion caused by changes in the weather, reducing cracks and potholes and helping to solve the planet’s plastic problem. The Lockerbie-headquartered business opened its first factory in Scotland in March 2019. It now plans to open other factories around the world to allow local waste to be used for local roads.