The Anonymous Widower

Wiltshire’s Recycled Railway Sleepers A UK First

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first paragraph.

Railway sleepers made of recycled bottles, food packaging and unwanted plastics have been installed on a mainline railway for the first time.

This paragraph describes their durability.

The new railway sleepers are designed to be used for 50 years as they do not split, rot or degrade, and can resist water, oil, chemicals and fungi.

The new sleepers would appear to be an advance on wood and concrete in certain applications.

Conclusion

This seems to be a good example of creative recycling.

July 8, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Definitely a step in the right direction. Saves importing Jarrah from Australia.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | July 9, 2021 | Reply


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