CCL, the smart and sustainable infrastructure solution

WHAT SETS THIS CIRCULAR ROAD APART?

Our philosophy

CIRCULARITY, IMPACT AND LOWER EMISSIONS.

Make the world’s most sustainable road. This philosophy and ambition drove initiators Simon Jorritsma and Anne Koudstaal to develop the theoretical foundations of the PlasticRoad solutions. A philosophy that to this day guides new initiatives within our enterprise.

Circularity, impact and lower emissions. PlasticRoad aims to achieve the highest possible score on each of these three themes. Merely focussing on one of these themes could negatively affect our success in one or both of the other themes. We believe that cutting back emissions is as least as important as recycling, our consumption of raw materials and power and our impact on society. We refer to a range of gauges – including the Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI), emissions calculations and external audits – to monitor whether PlasticRoad’s CCL products continue to score well on all three themes.

Circularity

THE 10R MODEL

The CCL series has a completely circular design. At the end of a road element’s service life, all raw materials are re-used in new elements – no waste or consumption of new materials. Circularity serves as a guiding principle for every decision we make, at every stage of the process. Our basic premise is to consume as little power and raw materials as possible. We aim to achieve the highest possible circularity score according to the priority ladder and principles formulated by Professor dr. Jacqueline Cramer of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute. How do we implement this model in practice??

1. REFUSE

With their integrated water storage and infiltration system, our CCL elements completely remove or significantly reduce the need for earthworks, storm drains, storm sewers and house connections.*

2. REDUCE

Substantial savings when it comes to raw materials and transport runs, by combining the strongest possible structure with minimal consumption of raw materials.

3. RENEW

With a design based entirely on circular principles, the CCL elements are made from recycled materials.

4. RE-USE

The circular and detachable elements can be easily re-used at a new location – or in a different application altogether.

5. REPAIR

Maintenance and repairs can be handled both on location and at our production facility. The elements are exchangeable, with the only difference being their respective sizes.

6. REFURBISH

Maintenance and repairs can be handled both on location and at our production facility. The elements are exchangeable, with the only difference being their respective sizes.

7. REMANUFACTURE

Every part of the products in the CCL series is detachable. This means that individual elements can be easily replaced – while the rest of the road remains intact.

8. REPURPOSE

As a rule, we strive to avoid recycling in other applications, by feeding all parts back into the CCL system at the end of their useful service life.

9. RECYCLE

Recycled plastic waste is given a higher-grade application. Plastic remains in the chain, without going to waste as a valuable raw material or putting further pressure on the environment.

10. RECOVER

We strive to avoid this, since it wastes otherwise valuable raw materials. We save household plastic waste from incineration, recycling it as material for a sustainable application with a 50-year service life.

*depending on which CCL variant you choose

Emissions

OUR AMBITION? ZERO EMISSIONS

CO2, nitrogen and particulates: we want to bring these emissions – generated during the manufacture, transport, processing and decommissioning of our CCL elements – down to zero. And while this may sound ambitious, this target is nevertheless quite realistic. As it stands, our CCL elements already reduce emissions by up to 72% compared to conventional construction solutions. We ultimately want to bring emissions associated with the use of