Parks & Recreation
Whether it’s a two-lane country road or a superhighway, the first area to fail in an asphalt highway is often the longitudinal joint (or seam).
At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, improving worker health and sustainability was as simple as switching to soy-biobased products.
In a state that jokingly refers to the mosquito as the “state bird,” Michigan residents take their bug spray very seriously. But Chris Case, retired facilities manager for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, who has had years of experience with other biobased products used in the shop, didn’t hesitate to try Xtreme Sportsman Bite Blocker. The bug spray contains soy as one of its ingredients.
In the fishing industry, soybeans can be more than fish food – and a Missouri pro fisherman is explaining the benefits for his truck and boat.
Dr. Ram Gupta and his team developed a formulation derived from a natural surfactant, soybean lecithin, to clean up oil spills.
“Saving money by extending the life of an asphalt highway, street, bike path and parking lot is what pavement managers need to be looking at,” says Robert Cummins, newly retired pavement manager for the State of Ohio's Department of Transportation's District 7.
From the re-imagining of city parks with innovative and sustainable landscapes, to pesky insects, soy-backed artificial grass is part of the solution.
Soy-biobased parking lot paint is the latest biobased product helping New Jersey’s Medford-Township Public School system shrink its environmental footprint.
Zion National Park is the latest in a growing number of National Parks across the country to integrate the use of soy-biobased products into its operations.
In a practical, commonsense way Shenandoah National Park employees have progressively worked to develop and adopt sustainable practices, including the use of soy-biobased products, for the last 15 years.
Biobased products perform and help meet sustainability goals.
Biobased products replace petroleum-based products – in everything from hand cleaner to graffiti remover to auto lubricants.
Yellowstone National Park’s problem with plastic bottles launched an innovative new partnership to use the bottles in American-made soy-backed carpet. It also created a new source of funding for environmental projects at Yellowstone.
Lake County, Illinois is using a soy-based sealant and preservation agent to prolong the life of one its most heavily used bike paths.
As with weatherization and energy efficiency efforts, numerous soy-biobased products are effective and proven in road construction projects as well.