Cornwall LivingIssue #88
Bound for success
We take a look at the world’s first domestic resin bound installation using Oltco’s innovative Recycle Bound solution.
Being an avid sailor, Mr Malindrinos has always been keen to play his part in combatting the global issue of plastic waste in the ocean, having seen its adverse effects first-hand. So, when he was looking to update the aesthetics of his home with a new resin-bound driveway, when he learned about Oltco’s new Recycle Bound resin solution made using waste plastic, it was an easy decision.
“As sailors ourselves, using Recycle Bound was an obvious choice, having witnessed the devastation of plastic pollution in our marine environment”
The installation at Mr Malindrinos’ home in Mylor Bridge took just one day, meaning he could still access the property easily with minimal disruption.
About the Recycle Bound solution, Oltco Co-Director Tom Stringer tells us: “Recycle Bound is an ideal solution for domestic properties. Being insoluble means it will not wear away with water, and it meets SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) regulations.” In this particular case, the project used the equivalent of 258,000 plastic straws in its installation. This perfectly complements the rest of Mr Malindrinos’ renovations, which include an air source heat pump and a roof covered in solar panels, providing his water heating and electricity. What’s more, with a 20-year guarantee, the new driveway provides him with the peace of mind and confidence that it will last for years to come.
“We are extremely pleased with our new Oltco Recycle Bound driveway,” Mr Malindrinos tells us, “and are delighted to be the first domestic customer in the world to use the team’s new recycled plastic product.
“As sailors ourselves, using Recycle Bound was an obvious choice, having witnessed the devastation of plastic pollution in our marine environment.”
He also remarks on the impressive craftsmanship displayed by the Oltco team, explaining: “We believe that Oltco is doing a great job in helping to tackle the issue of plastic pollution already circulating in our seas, and we’re proud to be part of their journey.”
"As sailors ourselves, using Recycle Bound was an obvious choice, having witnessed the devastation of plastic pollution in our marine environment"