Wondering what to do with those millions and millions of disposable face masks that people have been wearing during the pandemic — and then disposing of basically wherever they please?
Why not make a new road?
That is what researchers at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia, suggest. They have been experimenting with how to recycle single-use, disposable face masks into road pavement material. Their research indicates that when shredded face masks are combined with processed building rubble, the resulting material can be used as the base layers of roads and pavements. In fact, the shredded face masks actually help
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