05 Mar '12, 5pm

Streets Made From Toilets: Gross or Green?

Streets Made From Toilets: Gross or Green?

This sidewalk may look like most others you've seen, but it's actually made from 400 recycled toilets. Photo: The City of Bellingham, Wash. 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 were diverted from a local landfill. A sidewalk made from toilets may inspire an initial ick-factor, but using recycled materials helped the city save loads of cash and natural resources on their redevelopment project. The potty-paving process began by feeding more than 400 toilets rescued from a local landfill into a processing machine, which crushes tossed toilets and recovers porcelain materia...

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