Stockland’s Minta community will proudly be home to Australia’s longest environmentally friendly road using surfacing material made from Reconophalt.
Reconophalt is a road surfacing material that contains highly recycled content derived from waste streams (soft plastics, toner, glass and reclaimed road) that would otherwise be bound for landfill or stockpiled. It is a type of asphalt that does not cause any harm to the environment or exude harmful fumes.
Upon completion in Stages 15, 17 and 18, the total length of road will be 2,430 metres and the total area of pavement will be 17,800 square metres which is a huge impact on the environmental impacts of the wider community.
The material from Stage 15 will divert from landfill approximately 1,356,000 plastic bags, 39,610 printer cartridges and 724 tonnes of recycled asphalt – saving the equivalent of 23.08 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 9.5 cars coming off the road for one year.
This environmental initiative is one of the first of many Stockland projects that will be using recycled asphalt - helping grow our communities while being as kind to the environment as possible.