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Recycled Roads
Asphalt covers more than 94 percent of the paved streets in the US, but have we gone down the wrong road with our choice of building material? Dutch firm VolkerWessels thinks so and has unveiled plans for roads crafted from recycled plastic, claiming the approach would significantly cut construction and maintenance time, as well as extend their expected lifespan.

First up, it is claimed the road could better withstand extreme temperatures, as low as -40° C (-40° F) and as high as 80° C (176° F). It would also be more resistant to corrosion and last three times as long as asphalt, while minimizing the need for maintenance (otherwise known as pesky roadworks and detours).





 
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Floating Gardens Tackle Water Hyacinth Growth - While poverty and lack of resources have been issues plaguing the society, there have always been initiatives which not only provide solutions, but also help use hindrances to an advantage by grass root level technological advances. One such idea is that of floating gardens, which the Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) came up with to tackle the water hyacinth issue.


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