Unfortunately, most of the plastic produced in the world ends up in landfills or in the environment.
VolkerWessels, a company in the Netherlands whose part of the business is road construction, launched the PlasticRoad project in 2015 to build road structures using 100 percent recycled material in “a lightweight design, a fraction of the construction time, virtually maintenance free, and three times the expected lifespan.” PlasticRoad consists of plastic that has been salvaged from oceans and incineration plants, assembled in a Lego-like structure and can be recycled again when roads are repaired.
Saltwater Brewery, a Delray Beach Florida microbrewery, and New York City-based ad agency We Believers
developed edible six-pack rings made from the wheat and barley by-product of the beer-making process.
The rings are biodegradable and edible. If they end up in the oceans, they would not hurt marine life like their plastic counterpart does.