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850 Kilograms of Plastic Waste was Used to Pave a Portion of Quirino Avenue
April 20, 2021 - January 1, 2022
We said this before and we’ll say it again: Plastic-built roads may actually be coming sooner than we think.
In February 2020, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Bureau of Research and Standards (DPWH-BRS) successfully paved a portion of Taft Avenue in Manila City using asphalt mixed with reused plastic. Now, the agency has used the same technology to repair yet another road segment in the city, this time along Quirino Avenue in Paco.
This new project is the second phase of DPWH-BRS Research and Development Engineer Neilsen Campit’s Re-Entry Action Plan under the Australia Awards. It is the second small-scale pilot trial on the use of plastic bag wastes as additives or modifiers in hot mix asphalt (HMA).
The paved portion along Quirino Avenue stretches 325m long—162m of which used HMA mixed with plastic wastes while 163m used conventional HMA. For this second phase, approximately 850kg of plastic waste was used.