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Australia's National Park Creates Bike Path Entirely From Ink Cartridges

Ink Cartridge Bike Path
If you pay exorbitant amounts for ink cartridges, you might as well make sure they go to good use, right? That's exactly what Australia's National Park Service has decided to do -- by utilizing used cartridges to create a 347 mile (170 kilometer) bike path between Alice Springs and Simpsons Gap in the Northwest Territory. Australian company Repeat Plastics Australia is constructing the trail out of "Replas," a branded material made from discarded plastics, like the oft-maligned printer cartridge.

As Inhabitat reports, the $330,000 path, located in West MacDonnell National Park, is part of a larger campaign by Australia's Park officials to implement more sustainable, eco-friendly infrastructure within its facilities. It must be nice to roll leisurely or vengefully stomp all over something that was once the bane of your existence. [From: Inhabitat and Internet-Ink; via: Engadget]

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