Littleton, Colorado road crews are placing toilet paper over freshly sealed pavement cracks.
The TP, applied with a paint roller, absorbs the oil from freshly laid tar as it dries, keeping it from sticking to people’s shoes or car and bike tires. With the paper’s protective abilities, asphalt isn’t tracked all over the city or splattered on wheel wells. And the biodegradable paper breaks down and disappears in a matter of days.But... "Don’t use two-ply bath tissue... the upper ply doesn’t absorb the oil and ends up blowing into people’s yards."
Via Nothing To Do With Arbroath.