Caltrans Repaves Roadway with Recycled Plastic Bottles

July 30, 2020

Caltrans Press Release / July 30, 2020

As excerpted from Caltrans

"California has set ambitious goals for recycling and other environmental priorities, and meeting them requires innovative and cost-effective solutions," said Senator Ben Hueso (D-40), who has advocated for Caltrans to test this material. "Using waste plastic that was otherwise destined for a landfill will not only reduce the cost of road repair and construction, but also increase the strength and durability of our roads. As a leader on environmental justice issues, California is uniquely positioned to transform the transportation industry once again by using this new technology that could revolutionize the way we look at recycled plastic."