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New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

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Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

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Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Friday, May 3, 2019



South Africa’s First Plastic Road!

Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is set to build the first plastic road in SA. Left to right: Gareth Nel from MacRebur, Eastern Cape MPL Vicky Knoetze and Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks on the road in Jeffreys Bay where construction is expected to start in April 2019.
Image: Kouga Municipality/Laura-Leigh Randall

Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is gearing up to build the first plastic road in SA.

Kouga municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks said on Monday at a media launch in Jeffreys Bay that local civil engineering and construction companies SP Excel and Scribante Construction would partner with Scottish firm MacRebur to build a 1km stretch as a trial run in the coastal town.

Vicky Knoetze first pitched the idea to the provincial legislature, which shot it down, in 2017. She said that up to 1.8 million plastic bags could be used to build a 1km stretch of road.

“Non-recyclable plastic waste, which ends up in the ocean or clogging up landfill sites, is processed into pellets and used to replace a large component of the bitumen in a conventional asphalt mix,” said Knoetze.

“The result is a road that is stronger and more durable. Water, the main cause of potholes, does not penetrate it as easily as with traditional asphalt mixes and it is also more heat resistant.”

Work is expected to start in about a month. The trial is free for the municipality with the partners set to pay for it.

Hendricks said if the trial was successful, the municipality may build a factory to recycle and produce plastic pellets locally.

“In this way it will be a triple win for our people: better roads, less pollution and more job opportunities.”

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This Article was first published on Times Live.

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