Islamabad: According to press reports, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has teamed up with Afghanistan, Teamup/National Incubation Centre, and Coca-Cola Pakistan to “re-carpet national roadways with plastic garbage.”
A 1-kilometer length of Attaturk Avenue in Islamabad will be recarpeted using over 8 tonnes of recovered plastic, including plastic/PET bottles, as part of this programme.
According to reports, the re-carpeting will be done using a mixture of plastic garbage and road building materials. The effort is part of the ‘World Without Waste’ programme, which aims to eliminate all packaging.
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This new technology is being used all around the world, but Pakistan is the first country to adopt the plan through a public-private collaboration. According to studies, roadways that have been recarpeted with plastic are twice as durable and 51 percent stronger.