The Relative Sustainability Case for Geosynthetics in Roadways

The Geosynthetic Institute opened 2019 with its White Paper 41: “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.” The independent organization has returned to the topic of geosynthetics and sustainability with its first white paper release of 2020: White Paper 44, “Relative Sustainability of Road Construction/Repair: Conventional Materials versus Geosynthetic Materials.” Quite quickly one can see the value in narrowing the focus and expanding on ideas within each individual space. Geosynthetics have shown considerable environmental and cost value for infrastructure, but to speak of it only on a broad level may not fully emphasize the benefits. GSI has plenty it could explore in other white papers on relative sustainability, sector by sector, should it...

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