Lockerbie MacRebur Motorsport Plastic Road Showcase
Scottish road plastic waste company MacRebur was delighted to have been selected to showcase some of the biggest names in motorsport, including Goodyear, Hyundai and EnelX, in the world’s first series of ETCR tours for electric cars in Italy.
Established with the aim of using sustainable technology in the motorsport industry, ETCR is described as the first “all-electric multi-make touring car championship”.
The Lockerbie-based MacRebur team were personally invited to speak at the two-day event to demonstrate how the company’s plastic waste asphalt additive can benefit racetracks around the world, offering both environmental and quality advantages.
Held at the Vallelunga circuit, just north of Rome, the event aimed to both promote electric mobility and highlight the synergies between motorsport and the automotive industry.
The list of participants also included the consultant of the governing body of motorsport, the International Automobile Federation (FiA) and former head of F1 communications, Matteo Bonciani, and François Ribeiro, head of Eurosport Events.
Toby McCartney, Co-Founder and Managing Director, said: “With around 500,000 m2 of asphalt used to lay a typical race track like Vallelunga, and up to 1,500,000 kg of plastic waste thrown away during a typical international motorsport event. , there is a real opportunity for MacRebur to play a vital role in laying the groundwork for a greener future in motorsport. ”
He added, “Not only can we help reduce the challenges of plastic waste, but we can also help reduce carbon emissions in the motorsport industry by reusing problematic plastics to replace bitumen on circuits. racing around the world.
“It’s great to see the creation of championships like ETCR that focus on high performance and sustainability, demonstrating that being environmentally friendly doesn’t impact the quality of the race. .
“By using local waste for local roads and racetracks, our products can truly benefit the motorsport industry, and we look forward to exploring how MacRebur can play a role in the future of motorsport. ”
The event follows a recent partnership with Volvo Car UK and British Triathlon, which saw the resurfacing of a popular cycle path in Leeds using plastic waste from MacRebur, in the presence of Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny.
MacRebur treats plastic waste destined for landfill or incineration and adds it to asphalt for road construction. Enhancing and extending the bituminous binder, this “improves the quality of the road while helping to resolve the plastic waste epidemic”.
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