Will California’s roads soon be made of recycled plastic?

Good News Notes: “Plastic bottles by the side of a road are a common sight, an unseemly reminder of how often consumer products are discarded carelessly. Now some of those bottles may become part of the road. A Northern California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that…

Caltrans Repaves Roadway with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “Pilot Project uses 100% recycled material on highway repair Caltrans repaved a section of Highway 162 in Oroville last week using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles, which marks the first time the department has paved a road using 100 percent recycled materials. The pilot project features…

20 Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “50 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States. They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. The examples are plentiful, from water bottles to laundry detergent, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million if you…

Microplastics: what is it and how to prevent it

 Good News Notes: “All of us are aware of the plastic pollution we pump into the oceans – from carrier bags to plastic bottles, straws and more. But many of us are contributing to another type of pervasive and hidden pollution, often without realising it. They’re called microplastics. Microplastics are tiny particles invisible to the…