GlassOnWeb.com - Glass News - Recycled glass used in road surface
 
 HOME   DIRECTORY   NEWS   ARTICLES   BUSINESS AREA   FORUM    JOBS  
 
Sign-in | Registration
  »  Home  »  News  »  Recycled glass used in road surface
 
 
   CONTRIBUTE
Submit your news
Submitted news

   NEWS ARCHIVES
2015
January
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001



GLASS ON WEB - news feed
 
  News


Interesting Facts
Recycled glass used in road surface

Recycled glass from bottle banks and pubs in County Waterford has been used to resurface a section of road in Tallow, Co Waterford.

The novel idea is a result of Waterford County Council's extention of the county's network of bottle banks and the introduction of a scheme for collecting glass from hotels and pubs.

With glass having been used successfully in road construction projects in Britain, the Council entered into discussion with two companies, Roadstone and Sam Shire, with a view to using crushed glass in road base macadam.

According to Frank Curran, Senior Engineer, Waterford County Council, approximately 30 tonnes of glass is being collected each month on behalf of the local authority.

He says is vital to the success of the recycling scheme that reliable markets for the collected glass can be found. The macadam, which contains about 10% recycled glass, can be used on smaller roads and as an under layer in higher quality roads

Some of those who worked on laying the new road surface at Cockpit Lane in Tallow, Co Waterford said the mixture looked just the same as conventional macadam and that there would be no way of knowing there was glass in the mix.

According to Mr Finbarr Buckley, Contracts Manager, Roadstone Provinces Ltd, approximately 25,000 tonnes of macadam are used in Co Waterford each year. He says that if the new macadam performs as well as anticipated, there is no reason why recycled glass could not be used in every batch.



December 7th, 2002
Source: RTE


Print this article  Printer friendly version Send this article to a friend  Send to a Friend



Share on :   facebook  twitter  google  yahoo  linkedin  delicious  digg  mixx  stumbleupon   email



Advertisement




Latest news
Jan-27-15
Dream Glass Group (DGG) announces launch of revamped website
Jan-27-15
Yannick Leroi dares to break new ground
Jan-27-15
Perfectly tared
Jan-27-15
Workshop for New Researchers in Glass Science and Surface and Thin Film Technology
Jan-27-15
Family loses voting rights privilege, 35% of shareholders support Board of Directors' course
Jan-27-15
Vidrala President agrees to discuss possibility of local interest in glass company
Jan-27-15
Four more Wausau associates earn NFRC ACE certification
Jan-27-15
How and why the glass industry is broken up into different categories?
Jan-27-15
Glass processor's future bright - Craigs
Jan-27-15
Dyesol to pay for novel glass substrate sealing technology




ADVERTISEMENT

The emissions produced by our servers are offset by renewable energy projects that reduce the use of fossil fuels. These projects are verified by The Voluntary Carbon Standard.