Zermatt to try recycled plastic ‘green’ road re-surfacing project

Matterhorn, the classic view from picture-perfect Zermatt. Photo: Kurt Müller. Zermatt to try recycled plastic ‘green’ road re-surfacing project.

Zermatt to try recycled plastic ‘green’ road re-surfacing project

From Traffic Technology Today.

Zermatt is always a leading resort in lifts development and now it has taken a ‘green’ approach in resurfacing roads. They are using a new technology from a Scottish company that uses waste plastic to create an environmentally-friendly pavement.

Laura Tinham and Nick Burnett - MacRebur Switzerland. Photo: RRO. Zermatt to try recycled plastic ‘green’ road re-surfacing project
Laura Tinham and Nick Burnett – MacRebur Switzerland. Photo: RRO. Zermatt to try recycled plastic ‘green’ road re-surfacing project

Already Zermatt is a car-free town and uses electric cars to whizz passengers and their luggage from the train station into their lodgings. For this pilot project, one of the main road junctions has been re-surfaced using this new technology from MacRebur, an award-winning Scottish company that allows waste plastic that wold go to incineration or landfill to be used in an asphalt mix.

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World First 0% Emissions Snow Groomer Was Launched by PistenBully.

PistenBully Electric Snow Groomer. World First 0% Emissions Snow Groomer Was Launched by PistenBully. Photo: PistenBully.

World First 0% Emissions Snow Groomer Was Launched by PistenBully.

Is it possible that slopes will soon be groomed 100% emission-free? At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international leading trade fair for Alpine technologies, PistenBully is celebrating its 50th birthday – and in doing so, gives the industry an answer. With the study of the first electrically driven snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E, this answer is a clear “Yes!”.

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The first step was already taken in 2012 with the market launch of the PistenBully 600 E+ with diesel-electric drive. After all, the focus at Kässbohrer has been on sustainability for a long time now. So it should come as no surprise that, with the PistenBully 100 E study, Kässbohrer engineers have now made the impossible possible. Already well-known for their inquisitiveness and passion, paired with their claim as being drivers of innovation and possessing environmental awareness, it was only a matter of time until a study such as this was conducted. What this means is that we now have the prospect of completely clean slope grooming.

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