FilterPave Assists with Rainwater Management and Runoff

 - Oct 19, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011
References: reynoldspkg
Presto Geosystems has developed a hard-surfaced recycled glass pavement called FilterPave, that can help manage rainwater and parking lot runoff.

A special process renders the recycled glass used in the pavement into smooth-edged harder-than-stone aggregate glass that is safe for plants and animals and is 38% porous. The porosity acts as filtration making water cleaner for storage or routing into lakes and streams.

Implications - Now more than ever, consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and demanding that all companies become accountable for their effects on the environment. Businesses should all consider publicizing their environmental awareness and green initiatives, as well as create recycled products that are safe for the environment.