Paving roads with recycled tire rubber

Car on winding road surrounded by trees

A team of researchers from RMIT University in Australia has discovered a way to replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete – such as gravel and crushed rock – with rubber from discarded tires. Their new concrete is lighter, meets building codes, and reduces manufacturing and transportation costs. Following successful testing in the workshop, the team is now looking into reinforcing the concrete to see how it can work in structural elements. Read more.

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