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Road construction is an integral part of the development of any city or region. However, the road construction process is not always environmentally sustainable and often involves the use of materials that harm the environment. But in recent years, sustainable development technologies have been actively used in materials for road construction.
One of the most popular materials for paving is "Drinking asphalt", which is able to absorb water and prevent the formation of puddles on the roads. This not only increases road safety, but also reduces the load on the city's sewer systems.
Another example of sustainable technologies in materials for road construction is asphalt made of plastic. This material is made from recycled plastic waste, which makes it environmentally friendly and helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Plastic roads are also stronger and more durable, which reduces the need for frequent and expensive pavement reconstruction.
Another interesting variant of asphalt is asphalt from plant components. This material is made from plant waste and oil, which makes it environmentally friendly and more affordable to produce than traditional asphalt.
Finally, a smart sidewalk system is a technology that is used to create a coating capable of absorbing water. It includes sensors and control systems that allow you to track the amount of water on the surface of the sidewalk and automatically control the drainage system to prevent the formation of puddles.
Thus, sustainable development technologies in materials for road construction play an important role in preserving the environment and improving the quality of life of the urban population. Drinking asphalt, a road surface capable of absorbing water, asphalt made of plastic, roads made of plastic, asphalt made of plastic waste, asphalt made of plant components and a smart sidewalk system are just some examples of technologies that are already used in road construction and that can be implemented in your city.
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