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Feb 03, 2021

COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

Australian researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.  Their study shows that using the recycled face mask material to make just 1km of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks, preventing 93 tonnes of waste from going to landfill.  The new road-making material developed by RMIT University researchers – a mix of shredded single-use…

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