Glass is the new pavement
Tina Grady Barbaccia | November 2, 2009
Those empty glass jars spaghetti sauce and bottles wine typically put in our recycle bins are getting a second life as a porous pavement system.
Although it hasn’t yet been indicated for highways, the porous pavement system–sold under the name FilterPave–used 100-percent post-consumer recycled glass for parking areas, trails and walkways, sidewalks, pedestrian patios, driveways and golf cart paths.
The glass particles used for the porous pavement system are specially processed to round the edges and then solidified with a flexible, high-strength polymer bonding agent made from natural materials, resulting in a highly permeable surface.