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A Review Paper on Use of Plastic Waste in Road Construction


Sugandh Kumar Happy , Gautam Buddha University


Environment, High Density Polyethylene, Subgrade, Thermoplastic


In our country, plastic waste and worse condition of roads are one of the major concerns. Plastics not only harm our environment but also cover many useful land sites. There are basically lots of researches going on them, to how to decompose them or to reduce them. In civil engineering arena, these plastic wastes can be used in many construction purposes. So, the objective of this paper is to discuss about the use of plastic (a waste material) in the modern road construction technique which not only increases the durability and strength of road pavement but also leads to safe disposal of those waste materials. Plastic materials can be used in soil reinforcement for increasing the performance of subgrade soil for the construction of roads. Basically high density polyethylene (HDPE) like plastic bottles, pipes etc are used for this purpose. HDPE are the high density thermoplastic polymers. Despite of only soil reinforcement these plastic products can also be used in the improving the pavements conditions of roads which ultimately leads to reduction of holes and cracks on the pavement resulting in the increase of durability and strength of road.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I120509
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Page(s): 673-676

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