The Capital Development Authority, in conjunction with private enterprises, will soon finish the building of Pakistan’s first-ever Enviromentally friendly one-kilometer plastic road in F9 Park Islamabad in order to reduce pollution, according to CDA Spokesperson Rana Shakeel Asghar.

In an interview with the press, he stated that the Plastic Road is one kilometre long and includes the recycled plastic equivalent of almost one million plastic cups.

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He went on to say that it’s a big step ahead from traditional asphalt pavement to future-proof plastic roads that offer both performance and sustainability.

On a routine basis, he added, 500 to 600 tonnes of municipal garbage and 150 to 200 tonnes of plastic waste are collected in Islamabad.

He stated that reusing the daily accumulated plastic in road construction will considerably reduce the city’s pollution.

He went on to say that following the F-9 pilot project, the idea will not only be used in Islamabad, but also in other cities

In response to a query, he stated that using plastic in roads such as in F9 park will increase the lifetime of roads by making them water-resistant and boosting their resilience to weather change.

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“The same technique may be utilised to build rural roads, since it will improve their quality and lifespan,” he said, adding that the roads will be a model project in terms of durability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness with this environmentally friendly project.

He also praised the PTI government’s green Pakistan drive, saying that CDA has joined the campaign and is doing everything it can to help by planting more trees and beginning large-scale eco-friendly initiatives.

 

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