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RootSpace Ocean®

Short description

A pavement support system manufactured from recycled ocean post-fishing industry waste.

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Utilising fishing nets, ropes and post-use rigid plastic, RootSpace Ocean takes a preventative approach to ensuring that these products are recycled into useful raw materials that do not end up in our oceans and watercourses… green plastics!

These green plastics are sourced by a trusted supplier that currently produces 12,000 tons of recycled plastic per year to be used in the production of high-quality environmentally friendly products, including RootSpace.

All of the used nets, ropes and post-use rigid plastics undergo the same process upon arriving at the production plant. They are first inspected & registered, before being cleaned and fractioned. They then undergo a process of extrusion, washing, drying & finally separation before being cut into green pellets ready for production.

This raw material is then delivered to GreenBlue Urban’s HQ in Bodiam, East Sussex, where our own manufacturing team inject this raw material into our RootSpace soil cell. A truly green alternative to urban tree planting.

  • 100% recycled polyprop, but only approx. 30% ocean waste polyprop
  • Only 2 main interlocking components
  • Very open format with more than 95% soil void space
  • Highly engineered lattice structure optimising world lead strength v. cost ratio
  • Unique lid creates essential air zone above soil
  • Unique interlocking structural side panel
  • Optimum conditions for soil biology maximising root growth & tree health
  • Very fast, simple and easy to assemble reducing installation time & costs
  • Designed for easy integration, and re-excavation for maintenance, of utilities
  • Minimum carbon footprint with 100% UK manufacture
  • Minimum excavation depths required
  • Can be used close to highways due to world-leading lateral performance

 

Material 100% recycled polyprop, but only approx. 30% ocean waste polyprop
Manufacture location Injection moulded in UK

 

Code Description Height Width Breadth
GBURS41A-OP RootSpace G2 400mm Depth (1 Cell) 475mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS41IA-OP RootSpace G2 400mm Depth (1 Cell) With Side Panels 475mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS42A-OP RootSpace G2 800mm Depth (2 Cell) 875mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS42IA-OP RootSpace G2 800mm Depth (2 Cell) With Side Panels 875mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS61A-OP RootSpace G2 600mm Depth (1 Cell) 675mm 1000mm 1000m
GBURS61IA-OP RootSpace G2 600mm Depth (1 Cell) With Side Panels 675mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS62A-OP RootSpace G2 1200mm Depth (2 Cell) 1275mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS62IA-OP RootSpace G2 1200mm Depth (2 Cell) With Side Panels 1275mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS64A-OP RootSpace G2 1000mm Depth (2 Cell) 1075mm 1000mm 1000mm
GBURS64IA-OP RootSpace G2 1000mm Depth (2 Cell) With Side Panels 1075mm 1000mm 1000mm

 

 

Configuration Configuration height Crushing load capacity
400mm Upright 475mm 434.0 kN/sqm
600mm Upright 675mm 308.0 kN/sqm
2 x 400mm Uprights 875mm 297.7 kN/sqm
1 x 400mm + 1 x 600mm Upright 1075mm 285.7 kN/sqm
2 x 600mm Uprights 1275mm 285.7 kN/sqm

The following table gives the minimum allowable paving construction depths required to disperse a 4.5 tonne wheel load (as an example) on different RootSpace configurations (this is based on a typical macadam type road construction and the standard tree pit detail of GBU specification):

RootSpace configuration Height Subbase DTp Type 1 depth Macadam depth * Total depth
400 single 475mm 150mm 150mm 300mm
600 single 675mm 300mm 150mm 450mm
400 + 400 875mm 300mm 150mm 450mm
400 + 600 1075mm 325mm 150mm 475mm
600 + 600 1275mm 325mm 150mm 475mm

* Total depth of bound bituminous layers (Minimum construction depths for a full range of wheel loads are available separately)

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