Australian Bike Path Made From Recycled Printer Cartridges Unveiled
The future of our planet is dependent on new and creative ways to reuse and re-think abundant resources. Australia’s National Park Service is doing just that, this week unveiling a new bike path made from recycled printer cartridges. The path stretches from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap in West MacDonnell National Park. The additions also included a bridge made of recycled plastic.
“Every year more than 120,000 people visit the magnificent West MacDonnell National Park,” said Parks and Wildlife Minister Karl Hampton, “..and by investing in our parks we are able to ensure visitors have a unique experience while we protect our environment… Here at Simpsons Gap repairs and upgrades to the Bike Path Bridge are now complete, leaving us a safer bridge for riders and a great natural aesthetic… In keeping with our government’s commitment to sustainable development, the bridge is made from recycled plastic decking or Replas, saving landfill, trees and ensuring a longer life with less maintenance.”
Hats off to our friends down under, especially Replas Recylced Plastic Products for providing a unique way of utilizing plastics, taping into domestic and commercial waste streams, and standing as an example for other companies.