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how should we proceed? Individually, we
can start daylighting such information
but it also seems that a unified approach
might be worth pursuing. This could
well include dedicating publications to
the topic (like the Journal of Sustainable
Engineering, published by Taylor &
Francis, which began in 2008) or designating sections of our existing geosynthetic conferences and publications
like Geosynthetics magazine to covering
this issue. Of course, discussion of any
type is always welcomed, but we feel that
some effort should be made to counter
the ever-increasing news that "all plastics
are bad." G

Case History

Traditional Approach
Cost (K)
CO2 Footprint (tons)

Geosynthetic Approach
Cost (K)
CO2 Footprint (tons)

Slope Stability

$571

157

$23

21

Bridge Approach

$1,282

500

$574

346

Crib Wall

$51

35

$41

11

Sheet Piling Wall

$246

433

$121

69

Concrete Wall

$98

107

$20

20

Application Area

No. Cases Described

Average CO2 Savings

Walls
Embankments
Armoring
Covers
Liners
Retention
Drainage Pipe

6
4
4
3
2
3
3
25

69%
65%
76%
75%
30%
61%
40%
65%

TOTALS

TABLE 1 (TOP) Case studies from WRAP report (May 2009)
TABLE 2 (BOTTOM) Case studies from GRI-24 Conference (March 2011)

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