Vancouver Tests First Paving with Recycled Plastic

The City of Vancouver unveiled what it says is the first use of recycled plastic -- such as milk jugs and yogurt containers -- in warm-mix asphalt paving materials. 

Pilot projects have shown fuel savings of 10 to 15 percent and increased pavement lifespans, says Todd Strynadka, technical services manager with Terus Construction, a road construction group that operates in British Columbia and Yukon.

(more about Vancouver's plastic-modified paving . . . )