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Wealth from Waste: Study of Construction of Road using Plastic Waste an Innovative Practice in Waste Management


Sutar Mangesh Shrikant , Pravara Rural Engineering College,Loni; Ankush Bawale, Pravara Rural Engineering College,Loni; Bagul Saurabh Sanjay, Pravara Rural Engineering College,Loni


Pollution, Plastics, Roads, Strength, Resistance, Performance


As we know that, plastic creates a lot of pollution in terms of solid waste; if it burns it creates abundant air pollution. We also know that, plastic is non-biodegradable. It is very essential to manage the plastic waste to save the earth, from solid plastic waste. This paper deals with the management of plastic waste, material and methods. In this study the plastic waste is reused in construction of roads. The experimentation at several institutes indicated that the waste plastic when added to hot aggregate will form fine coat of plastic over the aggregate. When this aggregate is mingled with the binder gives higher resistance to water, higher strength and far better performance over a period of time. Hence it is proposed that the use of waste plastic in construction of roads should be enhanced.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I70018
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2017
Page(s): 44-46

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