A world-first asphalt product has been created, diverting waste soft plastics and glass from landfill.
TonerPlas™ is an asphalt additive developed by Australian recycling company Close the Loop (CtL). It is a key ingredient in Reconophalt, a new asphalt product from Downer which utilises waste soft plastics, glass and toner. Reconophalt is a high-quality, longer-lasting and better performing asphalt road.
1 kilometre of asphalt road (2 lanes) contains the equivalent of:
- 530,000 plastic shopping bags
- 168,000 glass bottles
- Waste toner from 12,500 printer cartridges
Compared with standard specified asphalt Reconophalt has:
- 65% improvement in fatigue life for longer-lasting roads
- Superior resistance to deformation and withstanding heavy vehicular traffic