Apart from a hard-wearing coating designed especially for the PlasticRoad, the elements remain fully immersed in the soil below. This wearing course prevents the structure from releasing microplastics, since it is completely shielded from direct contact with road traffic. Consequently, its plastic isn’t subject to wear. Moreover, the plastic is protected from sunlight, so it does not degrade due to UV exposure. This contributes to the product’s long useful service life. During the production phase, we follow a strict quality assurance plan in which we minimise stocks and only expose the materials to UV radiation for very limited periods. We constantly monitor the structural strength of our system in our different trial projects. So far, the readings give no indication that the CCL structure has been weakened in any way.