plastic waste railway sleepers

Australian Trains Will Use Rail Sleepers Made From Plastic Waste

Trains travelling through Melbourne will run on railway sleepers made from recycled plastic as part of an 18-month trial.

The “Duratrack” sleepers are made from a mix of polystyrene and agricultural waste, including cotton bale wrap and vineyard covers from across Australia.

The 200 recycled sleepers, installed near Richmond station on Monday, have a potential lifespan of 50 years, are half the cost of traditional timber sleepers and require less maintenance, the state government said on Monday.


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