National Incubation Center

This project has been undertaken by Coca-Cola Pakistan & Afghanistan in partnership with NIC/ Teamup and CDA to make use of plastic waste into re-carpeting of roads.

A launch ceremony was held at the NIC to commemorate the MoU signing between the parties, and later on a small patch of plastic road was tested at the Fatima Jinnah Park located in F-9 sector of Islamabad.

Next, a pilot test was done in the Capital Territory at Ataturk Avenue, where about a kilometer’s length of road was recarpeted using asphalt mixed with plastic waste (composed of PET, PP, HDPE, and PE).

This aligns with the World Without Waste initiative and also with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of the future. 

Download here the report on this effort.

Use of waste plastic in road carpeting is an emerging phenomenon in the world.

Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.

In order to tackle this world-wide problem, it is important to create demand for recycled materials by diversifying markets and applications that can contribute to a global circular economy for plastics. Many countries are developing innovative strategies for efficient re-use of different types of plastic.