RECYCLED materials were used to build a new shared use path on Stotts Lane.
The Frankston South path was constructed using Polyrok. Recycled soft plastics are used in the concrete alternative.
Frankston councillor Liam Hughes said that this was not the first time the material has been used in local paths. “In November 2020, council made history as the first council in Australia to use Polyrok in one of its projects – a footpath in Seaford,” he said “Polyrok is a sustainable alternative made from recycled soft plastics such as frozen pea bags and bread bags. It’s made right here in Frankston City by Carrum Downs firm Replas – Australia’s leading mixed recycled plastic manufacturer. It’s great to see waste such as soft plastics being repurposed for footpaths.”
Replas managing director Mark Jacobsen said “from the first footpath in Seaford to the recent pour in Stotts Lane, council is demonstrating their commitment to circular economy practices. Their great work using the most problematic plastic, soft plastic, shows what is possible when we see this waste stream as a viable resource.”