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Recycled glass used to make eco-friendly pavement

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From the Chicago Tribune:

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Drink beer. Help the environment.

That could be the message of a Wisconsin-based company that manufactures eco-friendly pavement from recycled beer bottles and other glass.




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The pavement, known as FilterPave, is about 40 percent porous, so it can trap pollutants that would normally be swept away into drains and streams.

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The pavement has another eco-friendly feature: It keeps pavement cool by retaining water, which helps combat the urban "heat island" effect...

"It's very sparkly, very twinkly," he said. "It's quite attractive."
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Hi green-bohemia, Sounds interesting though a few more facts would be nice.

They talk about an elastomeric binder (sticks it all together) and say it is safe for plants and animals but give no further details and mention a MSDS but don't make the MSDS available.

The poly surface overcoat they mention has no details.

It would have been nice if they gave more information about oil biodegrading - they calim it as a feature but I don't know the time required.

No mention of cost at all.

Think I will write to them and see if any more information is available. 
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Hey Russ,

That's why I love throwing these things out there and reading your feedback. My first reaction was: Oh cool - an artistic and seemingly practical way to reuse glass.

I love a good, insightful criticism of news pieces such as this.

Thanks again - and do please let us know if you find out more!
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