Paving with plastic: the rise of plastics in road construction

Paving with plastic: the rise of plastics in road construction

Posted in Asphalt Review, Civil Works, Environment, Industry News, Latest News//December 18, 2018

Councils are using plastic bags and soft plastic packaging as a sustainable alternative to virgin polymers for bitumen binder to construct longer lasting roads.

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First SA road built with plastic bags and glass

First SA road built with plastic bags and glass

Posted in Asphalt Review, Environment, Industry News, Latest News//December 06, 2018

The first South Australian road built with soft plastics and glass will utilise plastic from approximately 139,000 plastic bags and packaging and 39,750 glass bottle equivalents.

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Downer asphalt product wins top waste industry award

Downer asphalt product wins top waste industry award

Posted in Asphalt Review, Environment, Events, Industry News, Latest News//November 28, 2018

Downer has received a top industry award at Inside Waste's inaugural 2018 Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence awards for its asphalt product utilising soft plastics – Plastipave.

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Close the Loop unveils new soft plastics manufacturing line

Close the Loop unveils new soft plastics manufacturing line

Posted in Environment, Industry News, Latest News, Technology Update//November 15, 2018

Close the Loop has unveiled a new manufacturing line in Melbourne capable of converting 200,000 tonnes of soft plastic and toner waste into an asphalt additive for roads.

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Contract awarded to build Australia’s largest solar farm

Contract awarded to build Australia’s largest solar farm

Posted in Industry News, Latest News//October 19, 2018

A construction company has been awarded the contract to build what is expected to be the largest solar farm in

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Downer awarded ISO 55001 certification for road maintenance

Downer awarded ISO 55001 certification for road maintenance

Posted in Industry News, Latest News//October 11, 2018

Downer has been awarded an ISO 55001 certification for its road asset management system on the North-East Sydney Performance Specified Maintenance Contract.

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