There is currently 6.3 BILLION metric tons of plastic waste already in our environment. It's responsible for 100,000 marine animal deaths each year; and 40 percent of it, goes straight to landfill. Plastic is not-sustainable and can take up to 500 years to decompose.
Last20 was created in response to the plastic problem. Our team understands the complexity of this issue and we recognize the importance of upcycling for businesses and individuals.
Founded by Lucas and Lauren Barnes in 2018; we began as a sustainable clothing brand - Last20 Apparel. Our products are sourced from waste plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up in our landfills and oceans, 6 plastic bottles in every shirt.
In 2019, we reviewed our operations and brainstormed industries that could benefit from upcycling plastic waste, we knew there was much more impact to be generated and this was the pivotal moment for our organization to focus on sustainable pavement!
With vast amounts of resources and material needed for infrastructure, surley there had to be an opportunity for plastic upcycling in the construction sector. After extensive research and analysis, we launched Last20 Pavement - a proprietary operation focused on creating plastic infused pavement. We are supplementing a portion of bitumen, the common binding agent in traditional pavement with low-density polyethylene one of the hardest plastics to recycle.
In 2020, as we continue to develop our plastic pavement solution, we have also just launched a sustainability podcast called Sustainable Sessions where we host experts, businesses and public figures in this niche to open up conversations about climate change and talk about solutions that are being developed!
Plastic Pavement Explained
Company Culture & Values
Learn more about our company's mission, vision and core values in our employee handbook.