Percé will soon have an eco-conscious shopping street. It is indeed a street that will be built with a new formulation of asphalt produced from recycled plastic.
Since 2019, the City of Percé has been working in partnership with the Régie intermunicipale de treating residual materials of Gaspésie (RITMRG) to develop this project. In partnership with Consulchem, L’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and Université Laval, the Intermunicipal board for the treatment of residual materials of Gaspésie (RITMRG) is responsible for developing the innovative formulation for asphalt. Once developed, this formulation will be tested life-size in the heart of Percé.
In order to finance the construction of this new street, the City of Percé has launched a call for projects from investors who wish to have a business in the heart of one of the most popular cities in terms of tourism in Quebec. More than 200 people have already registered on the waiting list to receive documentation relating to the call for projects. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to discover the Gaspé dream, invest in the region and at the same time participate in the development of an efficient solution in the fight against plastic pollution in our environment.