Netherlands plans to replace asphalt roads with recycled plastic

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

The Dutch town of Rotterdam, plans to be the first to use recycled ocean plastic for “snap-on” modules that will form roadways. The city will collaborate with the VolkerWessles construction company to make this dream become a beneficial reality.

VolkerWessels’ easy snap-together design mimics the qualities of Lego toys making necessary repairs a fairly easy endeavor. The pre-fabricated pieces will be hollow enabling an easily accessible infrastructure, allowing for simple repairs. The roads could also be moved around to different locations which accommodates the Netherlands’s environment. Not to mention the elimination of expensive and the excruciating maintenance of traditional asphalt roadways. Besides, you can’t move asphalt roadways can you?


Apparently the plan is still “years away”, but as humanity continues to evolve and choose actions based upon the coherence of our planet – we’ll make a beautiful place.  With news of solar bike ways performing “better than expected” and so much more, there is no telling what this world will look like two decades from now. To learn more about what kind of world we can realistically create, read my 2 article series detailing the paradise this planet should be and will be.

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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