the sleepers will last three times longer than traditional railway sleepers and are made from recycled plastic sourced in australia, including vineyard covers and cotton bale wraps. in a first for victoria’s public transport system, trains travelling through richmond are now running on railway sleepers made from recycled plastic.
there is hope recycled plastic railway sleepers made in north-west victoria could be the next weapon in the war on waste. more than 750 tonnes of polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste
“a company in mildura (integrated recycling) is well on track to finding commercial uses for old plastics.” “integrated recycling’s mildura factory is producing picnic tables, bollards and gardening products but it’s the recycled plastic railway sleepers that has caught the attention of governments around australia.” abc news
in the last years, recycled plastic sleepers have made their introduction (see figure 1). figure 1: plastic sleepers in track. plastic sleepers are a good alternative that can give solutions for specific problems in the track. plastic is however a material with other characteristics than wood or concrete.
the largest recycled plastic sleeper available in the uk, can be easily sawn and drilled and ideal for heavy duty landscape construction projects.
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