Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. Two English councils have already started building roads this way. A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw..
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This video from bbc shows that even they feed fake new to the world, indian man from madurai has patent for this technology. So in the nutshell you guys only take ideas from country like india and bbc broadcast it as their own. How funny and hilarious it is.
More roads = more cars and more pollution in a different form. We are constantly killing our planet and to this day no one wants to deal with the issue because its not convenient...it's easier to buy your fast food in a plastic container and plastic utensils because we don't want to ruin our manicures by washing a plate and fork! Wake up people...our world is messed and in my opinion it's late the damage is done! "We're not going to tell you what our recipe mix is" because it's another billion dollar market! Remember you vote with your dollar and everytime you purchase something take a look at how its packaged...if you buy that lip balm that has to comes in a complicated plastic package because "packaging and presentation is everything" then you took the vote that it's ok to do this to our planet.
Yes! Finally! I have always wondered, *"how can we prevent plastic to be dumped in landfills since you can not recycle plastic for everything!"* Now I see his great plan, less toxics will be on earth! Yes! Thank you!!!!❤
BBC do some research before making false claim, plastics have been used in India for few years now in some cases for road building and various organization here contemplating expanding the use.... Therefore, claims made om video are false and exaggeration...
This is intellectual theft. The inventor of plastic road is an Indian professor from Tamil Nadu, India. He was the first to come with this idea. At least give credit to the real person because of whom world is getting rid of plastic waste
lol, india adopted these technique long back...but bbc never showed. which proves that bbc never want to show anything good about india. indian have already laid more than 1 lakh km of such roads. and i think the guy was not inspired by seeing plastic on the roads India and all rather he might have seen indian building such roads.
very very irresponsible reporting.doesnt make an analysis about impact of microplastics on Ground Water resources and surface run off water and top soil.Doesnt show the green house gas emissions created during manufacturing of pellets.Doesnt mention about the patent in Madurai,India.In india potholes are temporarily fixed by pouring gravels/stones sometimes mixed with tar/pitch.Never heard anybody pouring molten plastics into potholes.Completely phony claim.Today ofcourse most roads are build with cement concrete.It might b expensive.But saves maintenance cost.This process is hazardous and will cause a lot of environmental damage in the long run.
@BBC News: A minor correction, please search for the "Inventor of Plastic Roads" on Google and woah! IT IS someone else who deserves to be published here. FYI, https://www.thebetterindia.com/43685/plastic-waste-in-road-construction-plastic-man-india-prof-vasudevan/
A start-up at this point? AFAIK polymers in road mixtures is nothing new. I remember experiments starting many years ago in Germany to get low-noise high-speed roads for residential areas.
Well, OK, I guess someone's actually gotta do it.
Corporate Capitalist at work keeping his I.P. secret to make huge profits. If I had an idea that could deal with the problems of plastic pollution and road wear I'd offer the secret formula to every government in the world for a one-off fee of £10,000 each at the same time. That way the entire world gets the recipe and I still get paid a fair sum for my invention. Fair's fair after all.
i dont think using plastic as road is good unless we know what your'e mixing,
what if the plastic break down into micro component that will be wept away when it rains and block the drainage system or if it go to the ocean or rivers. just my opinion though
He is a bloody thief he is not inspired,he just stole this technology from India.we indians are really so innocents that we believe in sharing.Is BBC kidding ,this technology is invented in India and being patented in 2002 and india has constructed 100k kilometres of roads.
How fake this person is... bloody fool talking about the invention of Rajgopalan Vasudevan.. u westerners and chinese ppl always had this habit of stealing and patenting our Indian inventions and showing it to the world.. u ppl aren't worth anything more than 90% of equipments and facilities u are using either in ur domestic or public life has been made by us and yes that even includes facebook, airplanes and telephone.. bloody morons
Copycats white ppl.. why didn't he tell that it was invented by Indian professor of chemistry in South India madurai, already this patent filed by India and talking about ingredients in which ratio plastic should be mixed have been invented
I have started doing my part in this, using less plastic.
When i'm shopping i try to use less plastic bags.
Even sometimes filling up every pocket in my jacket just to not have to get an bag.
Even got so far that i bought myself a few reuseble bags made of fabric that i bring everytime i'm grocery shopping.
Now a days i've even get this far that sometimes i don't have an plastic bag for my garbage! haha.
Try do the same stuff.
It's good for YOU!
Plastic man of India Prof Rajgopal Vasudevan has first got this method of incubating plastic in road construction back in 2011 he has already given the recipe and it's public and government of India has made it mandatory to utilise waste plastic in all road construction so you are big fake we already have the recipe for the same.😂😂😂😂 Keep your recipe to yourself
what about the little pieces that come off and break off? it'll wear off and degrade down to microplastic bits and pollute the water supplys and pollute the earth worse.. and would animals eat it? and would the summer heat make the plastic release toxicness into to air?
High temperatures in the road, different kinds of plastic... Different environments... Different FUMES from friction and temperature.... New levels of respiratory issues increasing slowly but steady...
Just one of the things poping I'm my head watching this...
Maybe I'm just silly but.. my concerns seem to me legit...
Very cool and interesting idea.. but for some reason which i haven't got my head around and I feel like it needs a long term research before going mainstream with this..
Of course it sounds a lot better than the current solution but...
High temperatures in the road, different kinds of plastic... Different environments... Different FUMES...
Just one of the things poping I'm my head...
Maybe I'm just silly my concerns seems to me legit...
This is not a good idea...
First of all , roads due to being black absorb high heat and the plastic in them starts to melt slightly , releasing toxic fumes in the air ...also rain water passing through them could be contaminated slowly but surely.. I could be wrong , but is it a healthy alternative? should be taken into account.
You can't blame the man for wanting to get paid. The fact that he came up with this apparent solution is wonderful. Let's be honest, as soon as the right offer comes along, he will let the cat out of the bag. World governments should be all over this.
Waist plastic in roads, a good idea, Maybe yes but Maybe No..........
However what would defitnaly fix all our problems for ever would symply be if we ALL Agree to Allow the Earths Population to Shrink Down to perhaps only One Billion People Globally For Eternity........
It is easy to look at the Big Puicture and realize drasticly lower Global Population is the ONLY Permniant Solution, yes plastic waist build roads may help, BUT NOT for ever. However it sadly seems our species is not smart enough to stopour un controled growth of people, cars, roads, plastic, CO2 ect................
It's amazing how this guy gets critiqued for doing a good thing for the planet and making a profit from it. Do none of you understand that that best and ONLY way to really improve the environment is to CAPITALIZE on it? They're not selling their "secret recipe" because they're making a business out of saving the environment...duh! Why should he publicize his years of research and investment? Nothing wrong with this...this is capitalism at its best. Good for him!
A similar technology was also formed by a scientist in India years back.. but i don't know when it will get implemented all over the world,nice job👍
You can share this secrets only with companies or builders willing to pay you for it... Just a suggestion..
In fact, recycled plastic can be used to make practically anything. Even furniture. C'mon IKEA. We don't need to destroy forests to decorate our homes. The earth needs our help and we must sacrifice these unnecessary luxuries and do what helps the earth to live longer.
It's funny how ignorant this guy is when he says, "Bitumen is extracted from crude oil and sold by the likes of shell and Total.." He purposely forgot to mention British Petroleum (BP) which is a multinational oil company that was responsible for the oil pollution in the gulf of Mexico that resulted in 11 deaths; 17 injured and tons of dead marine life. This company hails from his own backyard!!
2nd I saw an Indian company a decade ago that had developed a way to build roads using plastics...this is old technology and this guy is seriously in this for the money