Project Status: In Progress

Overview

Current waste management challenges across the world have required governments to develop innovative policies that target the implementation of single-use materials throughout the economy. Sustainable materials and construction practices are the future of road infrastructure in Western Australia and present great development potential as a means to productively recycle single-use materials. Currently, a number of organisations have begun research into the use of recycled waste plastics in asphalt. Due to the proprietary nature of these products, no specification or standard assessment methodology exists, with the apparently non-detrimental effect on laboratory performance presented as successful. Alternatively, the WARRIP in collaboration with the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE) in Queensland are dedicated to gaining a full understanding of how best to use recycled and reclaimed materials in road infrastructure without adversely affecting service life, user safety, connectivity-enabling ability, workplace health and safety, and environmental impact.