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I am very concerned about our environmental problems. I don’t think ocean’s temperature is rising or the polar ice caps are melting because it is just time for that to happen. I think we contribute to this problem with the amount of carbon dioxide we are pumping into the air. I realize there are many people that think climate change is a hoax but I don’t agree.
I am also concerned about all the plastic materials that are not being recycled and ending up in the ocean. Yesterday I saw a post about the use of recycled plastic in roads in India and I was so pleased to see that. I shared the information and someone said it was a bad idea. The person said it was a environmental microplastic generator. I don’t get into debates on Facebook but I do look up issues to see what is a reasonable conclusion. I found many articles that support the use of plastic for roads. These articles carefully back up their position so I think the announcement about these roads is a good one.
There are those that think the heating of the plastic can cause problems. Here is a section of an article that explains how that is not the case.
To environmentalists who believe that the technology could be harmful because of toxic fumes from plastic residue, Dr Vasudevan points out that the plastic used is softened at 170C. “Plastic decomposes to release toxic fumes only if it is heated at temperatures above 270C (518F). So there is no question of toxic gases being released,” he says. Since plastic coats the stone and interacts with the hot bitumen, it’s properties change and it doesn’t break down when exposed to light and heat.
Here is the link to the whole article. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/09/the-man-who-paves-indias-roads-with-old-plastic
I am real pleased to sell another print of Richmond on the James to a great VA patron! Richmond on the James is my best selling painting from my Beautiful Skyline Series! Wall art prints and prints on computer, kitchen, stationary, phone, beach, and clothing items are available. Be sure to click on the link to see all the possibilities to the right!