How (and Why) to Recycle Asphalt

The road in front of my house just got a new layer of blacktop. I don’t know why; we didn’t have potholes or crumbling pavement. Then I realized there is an election coming up. Bingo! But roads elsewhere need to repaved often due to weather conditions and high traffic that wear out the asphalt. In New York City, it’s often the case of gaining access to underground utilities. While most places put some old asphalt back into the system to be recycled, New York uses 100% recycled asphalt and it works just fine. This video shows how they do it, and why other communities should, too. Upgrading the recycling process would involve initial expenses, but it would pay off over time. And that’s a problem- no governmental body wants to spend money now in order to save money for other people who will be in office by then. -via TYWKIWDBI

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