Author Topic: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?  (Read 241 times)

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The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/australia/recycling-plastic-trash.html

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Re: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 06:43:31 PM »
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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

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Re: Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
« Reply #2 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.