Parking on plastic bags

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A new recycling technology, called Polyrok, is being used to turn plastic bags into a sustainable alternative to aggregate minerals used in concrete.

Polyrok is made from soft plastics recovered from the REDcycle program, available at Coles supermarkets. It was developed in partnership between RMIT University and recycling organisations RED Group and Replas.

More than 6.5 million pieces of soft plastic will be used in one of the largest commercial applications of the technology, as part of a supermarket development at Cobblebank in Melbourne’s west.

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