The Reconophalt product is an environmental initiative by Stockland, currently being implemented at Minta, that will produce Australia’s longest environmentally-friendly road using recycled materials that would otherwise be bound for landfill, or stockpiled.
Reconophalt is a road surfacing material that contains highly recycled content derived from waste streams including soft plastics, toner, glass and reclaimed road. It is a type of asphalt that does not cause any harm to the environment or exude harmful fumes and performs the same as a traditional asphalt road.
Upon completion in selected stages at Minta, the total length of recycled road will be 2,430 metres and 17,800 square metres in the total area of pavement.
The impact from Stage 15 alone will divert from landfill approximately 1,500,000 plastic bags, 46,000 printer cartridges and 192,000 glass bottles – saving the equivalent of 10.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide off the road each year.
Stockland is committed to using sustainable materials and proud to put Minta firmly on the map with this movement. 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.
Earlier this year Stockland brought forward their commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2028, two years earlier than the original target of 2030 as part of their sustainability strategy.
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