The Netherlands Is Paving the Way in Toilet Paper Infrastructure
A parking lot and stretch of highway made from recycled toilet paper help move a portion of the sludge out of the wastewater stream.
Tiffany R. Jansen
Maintaining cycling infrastructure is a matter of course in the Netherlands, a country boasting 35,000 kilometers of bicycle paths. Still, the Dutch province of Friesland managed to make waves when it re-paved a bicycle highway last fall.
A 1-kilometer stretch of the bike roadway connecting the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden to the town of Stiens has the distinction of being the world’s first bicycle lane paved with toilet paper. Recycled toilet paper, that is.