By putting plastic into Karachi road by making it the first recycled-plastic road, a petroleum business, SHELL has taken a big step towards reducing plastic trash and promoting environmentally friendly practices like plastic roads.
In a statement made on Monday, Shell Pakistan said it would work with the start-up BRR Enterprises and the local government District Municipal Corporation (DMC) South to build this unique road out of recycled Shell lubricant bottles.
Over 2.5 tonnes of empty Shell oil bottles were used to build a road in Karachi that is 730 feet long and 60 feet wide, where Shell House is located.
Over 2.5 tonnes of empty Shell lube bottles were used to build a road in Karachi that is 730 feet long and 60 feet wide. The road is right next to Shell House.
By using the dry process to mix these plastic bottles into the asphalt road, the company cut down on plastic trash and made a solution that was more sustainable and better for the earth.
Plastic trash has been a big problem for a long time because it doesn’t break down and is dangerous. Studies have shown that it can take up to 500 years for a simple plastic bag to break down, while a plastic bottle can last for about 300 years.
Shell Pakistan’s effort tries to deal with the problem of plastic trash and the damage it does to the environment.
The new road in Karachi was opened by Waqar Siddiqui, the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited. He was excited about the project.
He said, “This is the first time we’ve used empty oil bottles to build a road, and I’m amazed at how it turned out. This new method helps cut down on plastic waste and could give future infrastructure projects in Pakistan a choice that is good for the earth. Innovative ideas like this one need to be tried and tested, and I hope they will be used to help make society healthier.”