Each year, as Earth Day approaches, products using terms such as “green,” “sustainable,” or “eco-friendly” appear front and center. Today, there is no shortage of companies producing or promoting such products. What a difference 41 years makes. Yes, Earth Day is turning 41 this year having first begun as a grassroots movement on April 22, 1970 as a way to bring attention to environmental issues.
But what makes a product “sustainable” or “eco-friendly”? If you asked 10 people you’d likely get 10 different answers. Rather than discuss those definitions, I would like to use this brief opportunity to highlight a product we’ve worked with over the last few years that fits just about anyone’s definition of “green.” RePLAY™, a bio-based pavement rejuvenator manufactured by from Biospan Technologies, Inc. is designed to be an asphalt preservation and maintenance agent.
For starters, it is produced from soy beans, a renewable resource. Additionally, it is carbon negative, non-toxic, and safe for any nearby plant life if over-sprayed. Another benefit sometimes overlooked and often considered a drawback is the fact that it doesn’t turn the road or parking lot black like traditional sealers. Why is this a benefit you ask? In urban areas, an abundance of black surfaces increases the overall temperature requiring more energy to cool our buildings.
Lastly, let’s not forget about the idea of economic sustainability. RePLAY™ not only extends the life of pavement saving you money long-term, the cost of initial installation is comparable to more traditional products, making RePLAY™ budget-friendly as well.
The next time you need to protect your pavement, consider protecting the environment with RePLAY™!
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