A new era of sustainability in the roads sector

Five years ago, a quiet revolution began – first in a Queensland laboratory, then in a field trial on roads across the state’s vast south western region. The landmark research project’s aims were simple enough: to develop new specifications for spray seals and open-grade asphalt, then plan and conduct crumb rubber demonstrations, monitoring air emissions …

What circular economy?

“No road should get made without it being bound by recyclable plastic, no footpath gets made without it being made from rubble and recyclable plastics, and that should be the process to design right from the outset – rather than stockpiling, burning, burying, or dumping plastic in landfills, where it can leach out in the …

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