05 Mar '12, 2pm

A road made of crushed toilets

A road made of crushed toilets

“Poticrete” is what Bellingham, Wash., is calling their new road material, which incorporates ground-up toilets. Clever! No doubt whichever worker bee thought up that one got an extra slice of sheet cake at the office party. Bellingham used poticrete in its Meador Kansas Ellis Trail Project, which is the first road ever to be certified by the Greenroads Foundation : The City of Bellingham incorporated many sustainable elements into the project’s design including: Recycled porcelain aggregates made from over 400 crushed toilets that were diverted from the landfill Asphalt with recycled content of 30 percent and recycled concrete aggregates Porous pavements that naturally treat runoff and provide effective stormwater management Low-energy LED street lighting The real story here is that we now have a LEED-style certification for roads, so maybe more of them will be conscienti...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/a-road-made-of-crushed-toilets/

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