Installing gabions using historic recycled bottles

Constructors should contribute towards the local community and leave behind a positive legacy.

Recycling and reusing materials or products specific to the local area is one way you can achieve this.

Below is an example of how recycled bottles were used when installing gabions:

  • Historic bottles discovered on site, imprinted with ‘RBC’ on their bases (which stands for Redruth Brewery Company) were used to fill the gabions;
  • Archaeologists estimated that these bottle were likely to be from the late 1800’s;
  • The bottles were arranged in lines going horizontally across the gabions and were broken up by using recycled green glass bottles from the local recycling centre.

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Second visit Monitor Report, CORMAC Contracting, Cornwall, June 2015


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