March 5, 2012
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Streets Made From Toilets: Gross or Green?

Cities are testing out some pretty crazy materials for road construction in an attempt to go green – porous asphalt, recycled roofing shingles and even plastic bottles. Here’s one more to add to the list: The city of Bellingham, Wash. just completed a pedestrian walkway incorporating recycled porcelain from more than 400 crushed toilets that [...] Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
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Illinois Reusing Shingles to Repair Broken Roads

It is often said that cold-weather states have two seasons: winter and road construction. Salting and other snow-removal tactics take a heavy toll on roadways in cold-weather climates, and states that receive heavy snowfall often spend millions over the summer months to patch up potholes, cracks and other roadway damage. These projects are not only [...] Continue reading

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