Plastic waste factory could turn the tide on ocean pollution
A company that turns waste plastic into material for laying and resurfacing roads is officially opening a factory in southern Scotland.
MacRebur was formed three years ago in 2016 and now operates from a site in Lockerbie.
Asphalt made in the Lockerbie factory is used to make road surfaces. It contains a mix of granulated waste plastic, previously set for landfill, added as a binding agent in place of fossil fuel bitumen.
One tonne of mix made in the factories contains the around 80,000 plastic bottles - they say it could help turn the tide on ocean pollution.