A rating system developed to promote sustainable roadway construction has awarded its first official certification to a project that incorporates porcelain from recycled toilets. The newly widened sidewalk also incorporates more than 400 recycled toilets.
Greenroads spokesman Jeralee Anderson says, "It’s a big milestone for us. They said: ‘Yeah, I think we can do something with that. ‘We’ll throw it through the crusher and see what we come up with.’" What they came up with was what the project engineers call "poticrete." The project ended up using about 5 tons of toilets.
"I think Greenroads has really done a great job of building a comprehensive assessment for building better roads, I don’t think you’ll find a better one out there," Anthony says. "I really hope to see it flourish."
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