Wine bottles used in road project

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Recycled glass from wine bottles has been used in the Victor Harbor Road duplication project.

Ten per cent of the asphalt on the Victor Harbor Road section of the project is made up of recycled wine bottles from nearby McLaren Vale in South Australia. This is the equivalent of 459 wine bottles in every tonne of base layer recycled asphalt and 115 bottles in every tonne of top layer.

Tom Koutsantoni, State Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, said the duplication project was a great way to use recycled materials in infrastructure.

“With the use of recycled asphalt on this new stretch of road, the South Australian Government is following through on its commitment to use recycled material wherever possible when improving its road network,” he said.

“Using recycled glass from locally sourced wine bottles as part of the new Victor Harbor Road is not only good for the environment, but also a wonderful link to this beautiful wine region.”

The glass was collected from yellow waste bins and local councils in the region. The crushed glass was supplied by a local recycling business in Seaford Heights.

In addition to the recycled glass, the top asphalt layer also contains a minimum ten per cent recycled asphalt, and the base layer contains at least 30 per cent.

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