Swinburne University of Technology and Wyndham City Council
Recycled waste plastics and glass fines in concrete footpath
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Built Environment category
In a Victorian first, Swinburne University collaborated with Wyndham City Council to produce 339 metres of footpath at Geddes Crescent Park in Hoppers Crossing comprised of 2.2 tonnes of recycled kerbside waste plastics and 4.8 tonnes of glass fines, equivalent to 199,000 plastic and glass bottles.
The research project and resulting footpath garnered significant national and international credibility, and it is estimated the approach used resulted in approximately 1700kg of carbon savings compared to utilising traditional materials in a concrete footpath of the same length.