Since Australian governments agreed to ban the export of specific recycled waste plastics soon, there has been an increased interest in repurposing recycled waste plastic in Australia. One potential avenue for this is to use recycled waste plastic in road surfacing applications. 12 – AP-G96-21_Interim_Guidelines_for_the_Use_of_Recycled_Plastics_in_Road_Surfacing
The interim guidelines cover the current understanding of the use of recycled waste plastic in dense graded asphalt (DGA) as a wearing course and sprayed sealing. The interim guidelines are intended for use by local governments for the surfacing of local roads that primarily provide access to abutting land.