In one case study, a facility switched from a high VOC solvent-based asphalt paint to a lower VOC water-based asphalt emulsion paint.
VOCs were reduced by approximately 58%, including using 1,200 gallons less thinner and 2,500 gallons less solvent-based asphalt paint. The switch led to a reduction in reportable spill risk by moving the entire process indoors, and it also eliminated the risk of an undetected leak occurring from the old outdoor underground paint storage tank.
You can minimize this by painting the inside with asphalt paint
or both surfaces with clear "pottery sealer.'
As for the Green Square in the heart of Tripoli, it is not planted with grass, as its name might suggest, but is in fact a square made of asphalt painted
"Some might consider the tennis courts green space, but asphalt painted
green with chain link fence around it isn't very attractive open space.