11 July 2024

We have already seen plastic waste being recycled into various useful items, such as clothing and furniture. Now, for the very first time, plastic waste has been recycled into a beachside road.

The first road made from plastic waste is located in Noppharat Thara Beach–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Thailand’s Krabi province.

Used coffee packaging was crushed and mixed with asphalt, to create 10,270 kilograms of the plastic waste mixture to pave the 6,000 square metres of road.

The Deputy Director-General of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Prakit Wongsri-wattanakul revealed that this is the first road of its kind, but hopes that recycling technology will be used in other national parks to reduce plastic waste.