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The Kiwi town making roads out of plastic

12 June 2019

road asphalt

It looks just like an ordinary road surface, but there's actually the equivalent of more than 83,300 yoghurt pots inside. Around 500kg of plastics of type three to seven were used in the 90m of Plas Mix - only about 0.5 percent of the total weight of the asphalt.

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Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain how technological outcomes have been successfully used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed for 4
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to justify how the design elements appear to have been prioritised in technological outcomes 7

Keywords: roads, transport, sustainability, materials, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technological outcomes

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