Company Is Using Plastic Bottles To Make Roads That Last 10x Longer Than Asphalt

Good news for recycling and cleaning plastic from the environment and good news for roads.

Breakaway Consciousness
January 15, 2020

To reduce the negative impact of plastic pollution on our planet, a UK company, MacRebur, found a way to use old plastic bottles to improve the quality of roads. The asphalt made in this way will be cheaper and more durable.

Its CEO, Toby McCartney, got the idea while he was working in Southern India. After wondering why people there collected old plastic, he was told that they melt the plastic and turn it into filler for the potholes.

The MacRebur asphalt boosts the lifespan of the material, but at the same time, it is environment-friendly, as it reduces the carbon footprint by reducing the amount of fossil fuel used in the manufacturing process.

Most kinds of plastic can be used for this asphalt, including the most difficult one to recycle – black plastic.

McCartney said:

“We went through about five-to-six hundred different designs of different…

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Ghostly Rites – Submission Schedule

Add to your diary and get writing. Submission guide for entries to Ghostly Rites.

Plaisted Publishing House

Ghostly Rites Anthology Schedule.

We are calling for submissions from writers worldwide.  This year we are producing three Anthologies.

Ghostly Romance, Ghostly Rites and one for children aged 10 to adult Ghostly Rites Youth.  The Children’s story must be scary but not over the top…Every child loves Goosebump Stories so let’s see what you all have to share.

These Anthologies are for Marketing you and your fellow authors. The eBooks will be FREE and the Paperbacks close to cost, depending on the distribution site.


Calling All Ghostly Rites Authors

Here is your schedule of submissions for 2020. Details of how to submit coming soon.

Each submission will cost USD $10 per 7,000 words.
Your manuscript MUST contain your author name and story title on the first page.

Ghostly Youth – Volume 1
This is a new publication aimed for the young and young at heart, aged…

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left dry (and unworldly)

Powerful from Frank Prem

Frank Prem Poetry

how will we drink
the dust

can you tell me

we are burning
from above
from below

there’ll be nothing left
but the holes
where we mined
and the cracks
in the earth
that were once held together
by water

and still it’s not

we have to take
another barrel out

send it
all the way
to china

like taking
your own heart
and selling it
to the highest bidder

leaving you
like a husk
after harvest

rattling empty
with every passing breeze
that passes
where we are left
to stand

a ragged bunch
of scarecrow skeletons
still craving

not knowing
that we have already

and the dead
can no more serve
worldly purpose


From the News. The miserable bloody news.

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Exploring Imbolc & the Goddess Brigid

From our sister in Fey, Colleen; a wonderful post about Brigid and Imbolic.

The Sisters of the Fey

Imbolc (Candlemass, Imblog, Imbole) (Pronounced: EE-Molc – like ewe’s milk) is celebrated on February 1st and/or the 2nd. Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon. Decorations: Corn Dolly, Besom, Spring Flowers. Colors: White, Orange, and Red. (

We also know this holiday as Candlemas, or Brigid’s (pronounced BREED) Day, which is one of the four Celtic Fire Festivals. This festival commemorates the passing of winter and the beginning of the spring planting season. This Festival also marks the progression of the threefold Goddess energies turning from the Crone to the Maiden.

This is a time of transition for many of us. It’s the tween time when we’re stuck between winter and spring. Depending on where you live, you might have snow on the ground, while other places still feel the sting of winter’s cold. I have a feeling that winter isn’t over yet.

In Arizona, I’m noticing the first glimpses of spring with the…

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For Carrot Ranch Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge.

January 30: Flash Fiction




Adele Marie Park

Michael knew everyone on his mail round. To Michael delivering the mail in his rural community was more than just a job.

When old Brighid didn’t open the door he threw down his mail-sack and used his hands to clear the snow from the door. With a beating heart, he went inside, calling her name as he did so. A faint groan came from the living room. He rushed inside the room and saw Brighid lying on the floor. He phoned an ambulance, made Brighid a cup of tea and sat beside her holding her hand.



Submission Call: Haunts and Hellions, A Gothic Romance Anthology

Haunts & Hellions
a gothic romance anthology
edited by Emerian Rich

GOTHIC ROMANCES of old featured a female protagonist dealing with a terrifying ordeal while struggling to be with her true love. Set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins or haunted castles, the love interest was either a brooding handsome gentleman or a supernatural monster disguised as a gentleman. Following the example of such works as Northanger Abbey, Phantom of the Opera, The Grey Woman, Dracula, The Woman in White, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Witch House and the like, we want your darkest, creepiest horror love story. 

Although we crave gothic romance style, don’t feel the need to paint a damsel in distress. The woman may certainly be the one who saves the day. We are also open to LBGTQ love stories. The main plot should be horror and romance. We don’t like stories written specifically with social or political…

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