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Why We Are Here => Water Cooler => Topic started by: rcjordan on August 12, 2019, 01:28:14 PM

Title: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
Post by: rcjordan on August 12, 2019, 01:28:14 PM
The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/australia/recycling-plastic-trash.html

Debbie's filtering rule: For any headline posed as a question, the answer is "No."
Title: Re: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
Post by: ergophobe on August 15, 2019, 06:43:31 PM
>>No

I don't know. If the road material thing is durable and cost effective, it would be better than stuffing it in a landfill or in the ocean. I could see that helping... caveat for the first to "ifs" though
Title: Re: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
Post by: rcjordan on August 15, 2019, 09:35:10 PM
15-20 years ago, I read that Japan was compacting their trash, then encasing it in concrete to make Lego-like blocks to be used in highway retaining walls & bridge abutments.   Seemed like a great idea (assuming they can vent the gases) but I can no longer find mention of it.