Driving on plastic, UH partners on sustainable road paving project

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A new sustainable road paving initiative that will keep nearly 200,000 plastic bottles out of the landfill is becoming a reality thanks to a new partnership involving the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is leading the project to combine recycled plastics with an asphalt mix to form a sustainable road paving material. Over the next 18 months, UH Mānoa’s College of Engineering is one of the institutions that will evaluate the performance of the plastic modified asphalt and the potential of the material to release microplastics into its surroundings.

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