Asda Uses Non-Recyclable Plastic For Car Park Makeover
UK retailer Asda has announced that it has resurfaced its car park in Wakefield with non-recyclable plastic from discarded water bottles.
The initiative is part of Asda’s commitment to reduce and recycle plastics across its operations.
In August 2018, a Tesco Extra car park in Dumfries in the UK was resurfaced using recycled plastic.
The project used non-recyclable plastic from around 90,000 water bottles, which would otherwise end up in landfills or be incinerated.
The plastic was ground into tiny pieces and mixed with asphalt for resurfacing the car park.
Daniel Hargreaves, construction manager at Asda, said, "This is a really innovative way to use plastic that cannot otherwise be recycled and it demonstrates our commitment to looking for sustainable alternatives across the business.
"We’re hoping with the success of this role out in our Wakefield store, we will be able to look at using this exciting and environmentally friendly approach to car parks across the Asda estate," he added.
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