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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On may 15, 2014
On the Indian tv show "Satyamev Jayate Season 2 EP3" it was telecasted that Prof. Vasudevan from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai(India) developed and implemented the idea of plastic roads using some same kind of tech Engineer Toby McCartney is claiming as his own in this video. And Prof. Vasudevan has it's copyright on his college name.
You can check the same on this link: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS0_FCBzI_w" (forward to 59:34)
so how come an already patent project is claimed by some other person of some other country. He actually got his inspiration from his daughter and India, but this idea has its copyrights owned by an Indian.
Liar. Somewhere in India, 2002 They Had already thought of this, but they tested it and It was Hazardous so they didn't go through with it. He's a theif- they had Patented this. But I mean, go off I guess, he'll have the same results.
I hate what people have done to earth, but I’m not smart enough to think of any solutions. At lest there are people trying to solve our problems but it would have been helpful if you put the recipe on the video so others can do this as well and help sooner.
On the surface sounds great, but what about the melting process to make the pellets. Is it equal to incinerating plastics as far as toxin release goes? And what about the natural breakdown of the roads? Is there potential for release or leaching of micro or nanoplastics? These parts of the story were not mentioned.
The question from the end, My answer is..No, plastic roads doesn't save our planet, it's just save our community, and industries, the only thing that helps our planet, is to reduce polution by unnecessary gasses to our atmosphere, yeah, plastic only helps a little bit, but I don't consider it.
When roads wear out they are scraped up into an aggregate. Currently this is sold for repairing tracks, where it washes out frequently. This helps to "get rid" all of this road waste. But if the road has plastic in it, what will they do with the hundreds of thousands of tons of road waste? LANDFILL where non biodegradable plastics belong!
A white skin stealing technology as usual and presenting it as his own..lol BBC...this technique is used since 2002 in India...we also have patents for it...do some research...and this guy is a thief...
How I wish there are degree programs in college that solely for "Mother Earth" cause I feel like these will be given more attention if it's a course studied for years to become an expert like engineers, doctors, teachers, etc. All of the research, studies, thesis, methods, etc. are about "how humans should live with nature, not nature adjusting for humans by destroying it. I would be the most willing human being to enroll for that course. I'd be so proud to become a professional serving mother earth. 😌😟
Bad idea, roads are recyclable rocks,lime etc, with plastics in them now contaminating the water and land at microscopic level is very high. God save this planet from stupidity.
Please don't share ur recipe.
The concept of plastic roads was developed by a man named rajagopalan vasudevan from tamilnadu in India who is a professor in chemistry.he had tried it out, and even our government had accepted this plan and laid roads for many kms,pls don't steal anybody's knowledge claiming that it's yours..
This idea was first patented in India... We already have thousands of kilometers of plastic roads and another network is building rapidly... Even our government has passed a law to make all urban roads out of plastic... Are u Europeans a thief of something???
As these roads wear they will be releasing micro plastic directly back into the surrounding land, focus should be on plastic elimination. This idea worry me and I'm sure it will come up and bite us in the ass in 50 years with someone discovering how damaging it is
The present road system itself doesn't have the capacity to observe water, so what will be the condition if plastic road comes? Is it water observable? And mostly in India we just try to cover up the road and don't care about the other things such as take care of tree and water ways. So my doubt is in what way the plastic roads will help to save the world? Or is it water observable?
make buildings from it, tools, utensils, fences, walls, poles. I bet 1 trillion dollars that in around 100 years almost everything will be made of plastic, and it will be a clean, long lasting, and durable, super city planet.
This is not a good idea.... What about the microplastic that gets created every day!!! whit the extrem condition a road is exposed to, the plastic starts to brake down and then you have microplastic flying all over the planet!!
The only good way to get rid of plastic is pump it back into the ground!!!