Researchers Show that Adding Cigarette Butts to Asphalt Reduces Heat Island Effect, Pollution

Asphalt is one of the world’s most popular pavement materials.  Because of that, researchers and scientists are constantly looking for ways to improve upon it.  Additives have been included in some asphalt mixes for years to improve strength, but recently researchers have been getting pretty clever with the types of additives they’re testing.

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Plastic Roads Could Reduce Pot Holes, Reduce Landfill Waste

There’s no shortage of company’s trying to improve the world’s roadways.  Asphalt and concrete each have their own disadvantages, especially when maintenance environmental factors are taken into consideration. Plastic is a major problem for landfills, as well, as it can take an estimated 500 years to fully decompose.  One UK company believes they can solve both maintenance and environmental problems through the use of recycled plastic.

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