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Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic

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bwana39:

--- Quote from: kphoger on September 05, 2021, 02:26:31 PM ---So, instead of this plastic being contained in a landfill, it will be dispersed into the environment gradually, tiny bit by tiny bit, as the asphalt wears?

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So we are disbursing micro-particles of plastics?  So is this more environmentally sound in the long-term than landfills? How does it compare to the more common aggregate or sand in the asphalt mixture in environmental realm? Any ideas?

TravelingBethelite:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on September 03, 2021, 09:26:33 PM ---The University of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Dow, is paving 2 miles of Stadium Boulevard with a new type of asphalt that incorporates waste plastic. In addition to diverting a large amount of plastic from landfills, this apparently will make the roads last longer. They're hoping to go 12 to 15 years before needing to be resurfaced instead of the normal 10.

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Why didn't they ask me first?

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