Gallery: Australians Get a Bike Path Made From Recycled Printer Cartrid...


(photo credit: Justin Brierty)

Australia’s National Park Service recently unveiled a new bike path in the West MacDonnell National Park that includes a bridge made out of recycled printer cartridges. The 17 km bike path connects Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap and hopes to encourage more visitors to the park. In keeping with the government’s commitment to sustainable development, they chose low-maintenance, durable and environmentally friendly materials made from recycled plastic.

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  1. Ivan Ivanov January 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    The equipment for manufacture products: rome tile, pavement tile, ridged element, plate, manhole, from new composite- sand+polymer+pigment.

  2. Starship Enterprise Mad... August 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    […] a die-hard Trekkie, you have to admit that this replica of the Starship Enterprise made from old ink cartridges is pretty neat. Artist Faith Pearson took used printer waste and beamed it up(cycled) into a rather […]

  3. sanud002 June 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I think it is all about think of new ways to use common items. This bike path is a great example. I was really intrigued by the video I saw the other day about what the medical field is doing to reuse printer cartridges. They are using them to print new skin cells for burn victims. It’s pretty amazing to see. I’ll post a link if you want to check out the video yourself.

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