From toilets to roads — concrete from the potty

It's "poticrete," actually, the name given an aggregate mix the city of Bellingham, Wash., used for a paved trail project -- a big portion of the aggregate is made of crushed toilets, sinks and other porcelain bathroom fixtures. The mixture is notablein that it marks the first "LEED-style certification," Christopher Mims wrote on, for something resembling a roadway. (The folks at the Greenroads FoundationĀ designated the Poticrete trail its first certified Greenroad.)Ā And I imagine it might ...

Read More

I-5 construction work begins in Bellingham, Wash.

The onramp to northbound I-5 at the Northwest Avenue interchange will close for two weeks starting June 21.

Read More