THE GLOBAL SCOURGE OF PLASTIC – QUEENSLAND ENGINEERING COMPANY DEVELOPS ONE SOLUTION

The amount of plastic contaminating our oceans has now got the world’s attention and is right at the top of the international agenda.

Given the fact that Australia is the world’s largest island, it impacts us and our ecology more than most.

So, it is a matter of pride that Manufacturers’ Monthly report on one solution that has been developed and rolled-out in Queensland.

Fibercon, a Queensland engineering company, is using recycled polypropylene plastic to reinforce concrete rather than traditional steel.

The process was developed in conjunction with James Cook University in Queensland and has already utilised 50 tons of recycled plastic. Find out more about what impact this process could have here.


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