Used Ink Cartridges Help Make Bike Path

2010-06-11 09:58:37

Published on 2010-06-11 09:58:37

Used ink cartridges have been used in Australia to create a new bike path that stretches to 17 kilometres.

Recycled plastics were used instead of wood by individuals at West MacDonnell National Park to connect the locations of Alice Springs and Simpsons Gap. Among the developments in the national park is a bridge made of recycled plastic, which should save money in the longer term as it is more durable than the timber previously used.

Parks and wildlife minister Karl Hampton said: "Every year more than 120,000 people visit the magnificent West MacDonnell National Park and by investing in our parks we are able to ensure visitors have a unique experience while we protect our environment. In keeping with our government's commitment to sustainable development, the bridge is made from recycled plastic decking, saving landfill, trees and ensuring a longer life with less maintenance."

Meanwhile, a poll recently commissioned by Envirofone suggested that British households were failing to recycle electrical goods totalling £28 billion.

By Barry Ashmore

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