Superstar

Naji Khoury's 'Plastisoil' Turns Water Bottles into Walkways

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: temple.edu & gizmag
No, these Temple University students are not making hamburgers, they are in fact working to develop Naji Khoury's 'Plastisoil.' Made by combining soil and the environment's enemy, plastic water bottles, this sustainable mixture provides an eco-friendly solution to constructing bike paths, driveways, parking lots and the like.

The assistant professor has been working on this project out of the Philadelphia college on a process that involves pulverizing polyethylene terephthalate, before mixing it in with dirt and a courser compound, and then heating it. In addition to its respectable recycled nature, Naji Khoury's 'Plastisoil' also allows rainwater to travel through the material and reach the earth below, lessening the effects of polluting runoff. Stats for Recycled Road Pavement Trending: Older & Average
Traction: 2,049 clicks in 208 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Naji Khoury S Plastisoil
Related: 51 examples / 39 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
Comparison Set: 19 similar articles, including: cultural diversity gardens, pinching pasture sculptures, and eco-friendly noise mufflers.