A new study by Newcastle University calls for a rethink on drainage as flood risks increase in Britain’s major towns and cities.
“[Our] research highlights the urgent need to design and adapt our cities to cope with these future conditions. We are already seeing at first hand the implications of extreme weather events in our capital cities.”
– Newcastle University
EcoGrid can help!
Our porous paving acts as a sustainable ground reinforcement system which allows rainwater to naturally drain into the ground, therefore surface water run-off and flooding issues can be alleviated. The small addition of EcoGrid can have a big impact – and it complies with all Sustainable Drainage Systems regulations.
As for the makeup of the product that makes this possible, EcoGrid is made only from 100% recycled plastic
– essentially that’s waste plastic bags and bottles that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
If they were not recycled and turned into EcoGrid this plastic waste would take hundreds of years to break down naturally in the environment. We’ve all seen the devastating effects of this waste on Blue Planet II and heard the news that annually the UK produces 5 million tonnes of it; enough plastic to fill 1,000 Royal Albert Halls!
“Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world”
– Theresa May
Instead we want to use waste plastic to create natural drainage and improve ground reinforcement.
And EcoGrid paving is doing just that all over the world where it is used in lightweight driveaway installations, heavyweight aviation surfacing and everything in between.
Reduce waste plastic and put existing plastic to good use – and manage rainfall right where it lands – with EcoGrid!