Recycled glass colors pavement

Want to help the environment and maybe help construct a new type of pavement? Well, have a beer or soft drink, then send your empty bottle to Presto Geosystems as they can use it. (Actually, just recycle the bottles and Presto Geosystems will buy them from your recycler.) The Wisconsin company has developed a process to use recycled glass in a new type of pavement called FilterPave that contains 40% voids the company says trap pollutants and water – all while using up between 70 and 90 recycled glass bottles per square foot.The bottles are recycled and the glass is ground smooth into pebbles, then it can be used on parking lots, driveways, and walkways. (Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, recently used the recycled glass product on a paved walkway.) The material also can be used in different colors.

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