Islamabad: The management of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) started work on the plastic road concept, the goal of which is to recycle plastic waste and help in the construction of roads.

According to CDA, 500 to 600 tons of municipal waste is collected in Islamabad on a daily basis which contains 150 to 180 tons of plastic waste. By recycling the collected plastic, environmental pollution can be reduced.

A press release issued by the authority stated that in line with the directions of Chairman CDA, a trial project has been started at F-9 Park.

It is the first project of its kind in Pakistan which is being launched in collaboration with a private company. It is pertinent to mention here that CDA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), a month ago with a private beverage company, under which work has now been started on a test project, the press release said.

The press release added if the results of the project are positive, the concept will be utilized for roads of Islamabad.

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