Zoo road being repaved with discarded plastic bottles

The Emperor Valley Zoo's recycling project continues as a roadway is being constructed using recycled plastics.

The roadway incorporates pavers made from approximately 1.5 million single-use plastic bottles previously used for water and soft drinks.

The discarded plastics were chipped and incorporated into each paver, storing it there forever.

In this way, fewer plastics enter landfills and waterways such as rivers and oceans.

The project is a collaboration with Flying Tree Environmental Management.

- by Sharlene Rampersad