Axion international to manufacture railroad ties made of plastic
A load of plastic will soon disappear from landfills, as Axion International will begin manufacturing railroad ties using recycled plastic. Winning a contract worth $15 million, the company will now manufacture railroad ties from Recycled Structural Composite (RSC), recycled plastic composite developed by Axion in conjunction with Rutgers University that is basically a thermoplastic composite made from 100% recycled consumer plastics. This also includes milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles as well as industrial plastic waste sent for recycling. The U.S. railroad industry replaces a good 20 million railroad ties per year, which will soon be made from recycled plastic.
Axion sure deserves a pat on its back way before it embarks on this initiative that will help keep a load of plastic away from the dump.