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Author Topic: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic  (Read 1228 times)

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Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« 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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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 09:27:55 PM »

Didn't you already create this thread?
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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 10:02:06 PM »

Didn't you already create this thread?

I've done a few threads about plastic asphalt, but not this particular application.
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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 10:04:07 PM »

Didn't you already create this thread?

I've done a few threads about plastic asphalt, but not this particular application.
Could use one of those threads as a "megathread" for plastic asphalt, and post news about it into that one thread, instead of making a new one for each application.
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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #4 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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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2021, 11:54:06 AM »

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?


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?
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Re: Columbia, MO's Stadium Boulevard is Getting Paved with Plastic
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2021, 12:57:32 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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