Vithal Hanumantrao Jadhav, Dr. Anand V. Shivapur
Thermo geo-plastic, Global warming, Reduce Recycle Reuse, Solid waste, Wearing coat, Pavers
The biggest challenge in the world is minimizing the impact of "global warming." The Earth's temperature has risen by 1°C in the past five decades, and scientists expect it to rise by 2 to 2.5°C further in the coming two decades. On the other hand, the use of plastic has been increasingly steadily in our everyday lives, as different types of plastic products meet a wide range of consumer needs. However, the disposal of plastic waste has become a major challenge worldwide among the waste produced. Addressing the problem of plastic waste disposal is attracting the several researchers as plastics pose significant hazards to human life. Reducing plastic usage is a global effort, and awareness is being created among the public through education, media, and NGOs at school and college levels. Therefore, it is essential to employ the 3Rs—Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse method—to handle waste disposal management. In the present paper, authors reported their study on use of plastic with different kinds of soils mixed at various temperatures to make it a composite material. Experiments at laboratory level indicate that the plastic mix with different soils produces a material which has improved compressive strength and it also makes the soil non absorbent of water. Hence this property of improvement in compressive strength and water non- absorption property can be utilized to manufacture plastic pavers known as "Thermo Geo-plastic Pavers (TGP)" and can also be used in flexible pavement construction as a wearing coat or for filling potholes.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 177 - 181
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