Recycled plastic from Mildura laying tracks for future

INSTALLATION of innovative railway sleepers made from recycled plastic in Mildura has started on metropolitan Melbourne lines.

Mildura company Integrated Recycling has produced the ­Duratrack sleepers, which are made from a mix of poly­styrene and agricultural waste, including cotton bale wrap and vineyard covers, all sourced in Australia.

The recycled sleepers have a lifespan of up to 50 years, are half the cost of traditional ­timber sleepers and are exp[ected to require less main­tenance.

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