Use of Waste Plastic In Bitumen Road Construction
Saurabh Jadhav, Vinod More , Digvijay Patil, Gopal Iratkar, Shaikh S. H.
Nowadays, plastics are used in our day-to-day life for enormous purposes viz. carry bags in various shops, milk bags from households, disposable cups from events are major plastic wastes. Plastic is a toxic & persistent material. It is generally found to be nearly 5% in Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW), which is a major environmental threat. Plastic is non-degradable material and remain in ecosystem for 1000 years. Plastic materials clog waterways, drainage and oceans and entangles marine life. Many animals eat plastic materials and die. Waste plastic bags and waste plastic materials interrupt the infiltration and percolation of rain water through soil pores and in turn diminishes the ground water. There are so many institutes which after consistent researches have come to a conclusion that waste plastics can be used in modifying roads. If we use plastics in road construction, we can reduce the cost of road construction and pollution index of environment to an appreciable extent. We can use plastics as binder with bitumen. It may give better finish-ability, stability, binding property, resistance to water and durability. It is economical and eco-friendly.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1

Page(s): 702 - 706
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