We create plastic-infused pavement using low-density polyethylene (LDPE). We are dedicated to reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainability in the construction industry.
Plastic Problem. Whether you love it or hate, it is everywhere around us, especially in places it shouldn't be. Every year more than 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced, and that number is expected to double over the next 20 years. Only 9% of our plastic is actually recycled, 12% is incinerated and 79% remains in our landfills and waterways. To build a more sustainable world, we need to create innovations that upcycle our existing plastic waste.
In 2018, we founded Last20 as a sustainable clothing brand that focused on incorporating recycled plastic materials in our products.
In 2019, ambitions to make a greater impact on the plastic problem led us to shift our focus to the construction sector, and pivot towards plastic pavement.
In 2020, we began development of our plastic pavement solution, and we launched a sustainability podcast. Sustainable Sessions hosts experts, businesses and public figures to explore a wide-variety of climate change topics.
In 2021, we completed our first plastic pavement pilot project in Brantford, Ontario with our strategic partners - CTA Lab, King Paving, Gedco. Our proprietary solution upcycled over 600 pounds of waste LDPE into sustainable pavement.
In 2022, we developed a partnership with Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) to explore our plastic pavement solution in Westchester, New York. We completed our mix design with engineering partner Advance Testing and met New York standards. We expect to complete our next pilot project in Spring 2023.
To create innovations that upcycle existing plastic waste in order to build a more sustainable world.
Let's Pave The Way to a Sustainable Future
Meet The Founders
Lucas and Lauren Barnes are siblings from Canada who are passionate about solving the global plastic problem. They both graduated with degrees in business administration with a focus on social entrepreneurship from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
In their work, they leverage stakeholder capitalism to address global issues, and have recognized the need for improved roadways and automobile infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. They are dedicated to finding the intersectionality between upcycling plastic, creating cheaper infrastructure, and building better performing roads.
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