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Recycling Advocates E-Newsletter
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Plastic Roads Special Announcement!
We are very excited to commence our big campaign of the year, Plastic Roads! It sounds boring, I know! But we promise this is the boring topic you are about to get SO excited about.
Adding waste plastic to non-leaching roads will create a market right here in Oregon for the plastic we cannot recycle. We will no longer have to ship our waste plastic to markets half-way around the world or pollute our landfills with plastic.
The research has already been done, patents are filed, roads are being built with great success in other countries (and testing does show that the plastic and the bitumen in the asphalt mix is molecularly bound together and cannot leach into the environment)! Road builders here in Oregon know about the process and are willing to make these roads, but public roads materials must be independently tested before being added to the approved road-materials list maintained by ODOT (this regulation is a good thing, for sure).
We NEED this market for plastics in Oregon. We need the testing to be able to build these roads. So, we need to run this campaign. We would LOVE to have you, our members, be the first to donate to get the ball rolling. For the first $1,000, we have a very generous pledge to match your donations!
Once your donations get the ball rolling, PLEASE SHARE the campaign through your social media.
Would any of you like to offer up an additional pledge to match funds? We're open to it!! This campaign is starting with just a small group of passionate folks, and our friends list is only so long. We'll need your help!