The following was exerped from an announcement made on the Greenroads website. I found it an interesting use of old building/plumbing material in road/sidewalk construction. Check out the full article and read more about the Greenroads program by following the link above:
The Greenroads Foundation has announced that the the Meador Kansas Ellis Trail Project in Bellingham, Washington has become the first-ever project to achieve Greenroads certification.
Some of the sustainable elements incorporated into the project’s design included:
- Recycled porcelain aggregates made from over 400 crushed toilets that were diverted from the landfill
- Asphalt with recycled content of 30 percent and recycled concrete aggregates
- Porous pavements that naturally treat runoff and provide effective stormwater management
- Low-energy LED street lighting
- New amenities and improvements for pedestrians and bicycles using the Whatcom Creek Trail.