A road made out of plastic...

Plastic roads
The plastic roads made by MacRebur look just like a traditional surface

A housebuilder has built a road out of plastic waste, in what it claims is a UK first.

Springfield Properties boss Innes Smith said its installation at a site in Elgin in Scotland would help tackle the country's "plastic waste epidemic".

The design reduces the use of bitumen, a form of crude oil used to make roads.

It has also been claimed the plastic surface is stronger than existing ones and could reduce potholes.

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Boots customers 'baffled' by plastic prescription bags

plastic bag

"Livid" and "baffled" customers have been complaining to Boots after receiving their prescriptions in plastic bags rather than paper ones.

One was so incensed she took her bag back to the store with "shame on you!" and "paper, not plastic!" written in capitals in black marker pen.

Boots said it was using plastic bags because some prescriptions are now assembled at a central location, rather than in local pharmacies.

Plastic was "more durable", Boots said.

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Labour deputy: Boots plastic bags 'not acceptable'

Tom Watson is calling on the Nottingham company to "sort it out".

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