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Australian National Park uses recycled ink cartridges to refurbish bike path


simpsonsgaprecycledbridge Australian National Park uses recycled ink cartridges to refurbish bike path

One of Central Australia’s most popular tourist spots, the Simpsons Gap Bike Path in West MacDonnell National Park now sports a new look – it’s made of recycled ink cartridges!

This 18 km bike path’s new 100 meter long path and replacement bridge should last longer and were more economical to build than a regular timber bridge.The Northern Territory Government spent $130,000 upgrading the bike path. Another terrific innovative way to recycle, don’t you think? But what do they do with all that toner?

`Here at Simpsons Gap repairs and upgrades to the Bike Path Bridge are now complete, leaving us a safer bridge for riders and a great natural aesthetic. In keeping with our government’s commitment to sustainable development, the bridge is made from recycled plastic decking or Replas, saving landfill, trees and ensuring a longer life with less maintenance.

 Australian National Park uses recycled ink cartridges to refurbish bike path

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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