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    Reconophalt resurfacing on Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse
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    Reconophalt resurfacing on Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse
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    Reconophalt resurfacing on Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse

Published 19 December 2019

Woollahra Council is trialling an innovative new sustainable asphalt product called Reconophalt at multiple sites in Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Paddington, Woollahra and Darling Point.

The mix of recycled plastic, glass and reclaimed asphalt reduces the amount of waste that ens up in landfill, while providing a road surface that's stronger and longer-lasting than traditional asphalt.

We are demonstrating our commitment to a circular system, where soft plastics and glass recovered from recycling can be used as a viable resource for our local roads.What is being used in our local reconophalt roads? 1696579 plastic bags, 316029 bottles and 38682 ink toner cartridges.

"The level of plastics entering our environment is something we are focused on addressing. The use of Reconophalt across our municipality is a fantastic way of ensuring waste that would otherwise end up in landfill is reused – a far better outcome for the environment and a great example of how infrastructure can be built sustainably." said Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne.

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