Netherlands Company Introduces Plastic Roads

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://thinkprogress.org/netherlan...le-climate-friendly-than-asphalt-ecb7c2a11a50

    I don't see it happening here :(
     
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    If they make them in asphalt black id like to see it here.
     
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    got a feeling too many hands in the cookie jar for it to work here.
     
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    I am pretty sure that this would melt here in Texas in August
     
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    There’s no money in durability. We need something that is going to deteriorate in record time, wait until it becomes a crisis, and then tack on an obscene amount of money to repair it. In fact I believe the DOD is doing a feasibility study and how much damage we can cause in the Middle East through paving their roads to American standards.
     
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    Great - so now there be even more micro-plastic crap washing into the sea. Brilliant.
     
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  9. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it's Friday and you are pissing on my cheerios :mad:

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    Just kidding it's not a scam, but I have a bridge to sell you ;)
     
  11. JMacHack macrumors 6502

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    "Keeping plastic out of the oceans" my ass. Do they know how much material gets shaved off of roadways, especially heavily busy ones? We'd just be pulling plastic out of recycling bins and putting it in the drinking water, if not dumping it into the ocean even more.

    I'm sorry, but this is just another hair-brained scheme like solar roads (which was dumb because it would lose efficiency massively to DIRT). I'd rather not introduce more plastics into the waterways thanks, we have a big enough problem with that as it is.
     
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    this is the plastic from the sea and other sources.
     
  13. Zenithal Suspended

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    Sounds good. Though I'll admit I've always liked the smell of hot asphalt when it's being prepped and poured.

    Read the article.
     
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    noting like getting high on a road (G)
     
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    And it will wind up in the sea, but in smaller pieces that will collect inside cells and be concentrated in the food chain.....
     
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    The article said temps up to 176 degrees.
     
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    You can run coolant water through that gap in the middle.
     
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    I read it. I am sure that we reach something slightly higher than the surface of the Sun.
     
  19. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Huh huh. :p
     
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    Have you ever been to Texas? Distances here are insane. You drive ten hours and you're still pretty much in your neighborhood.
    There is absolutely no credit here for those of us that love road trips. You drive, you drive, you drive and you're still here.
     
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    As the old saying goes "The sun has ris, the sun has set, and here I is in Texas yet!"
     
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    So an average day in Texas here in a couple of years??
     
  23. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I had a car like that once.
     
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    I drove across Texas once. It was awful. Texas never stops.
     
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    Yep, it almost has its own gravitational pull.
     

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