Hard Plastic Bottles, Reborn as a Bridge

Hard Plastic Bottles, Reborn as a Bridge

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Axion recycled plastic used for bridgeThe town of York, Me., is putting up what could be a bridge to a better future, not because of it where it goes but because of what it is made of: plastic.

Some manufacturers have already melted plastic bottles into boards for beach house decks, carpets and clothing materials.

Now comes Axion International, a New Jersey-based company founded in 2007 that has developed a process to make a building material that is strong enough to supplant steel and concrete but is made out of discarded laundry detergent containers and milk cartons.

(READ the full story from the NY Times)