Green Concrete using Plastic Waste

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-19 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Vikram Kathe, Akshay Gangurde, Abhijit Pawar
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V19P237


Vikram Kathe, Akshay Gangurde, Abhijit Pawar "Green Concrete using Plastic Waste", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V19(4), 214-216 Jan 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


This experimental study presents the use of major plastic wastes as fine aggregates in concrete as an effective way to deal with the scarcity of sand and disposal of plastic waste. Aggregates in concrete account for the largest volume of solid material extracted around the globe at a rate far greater than their regeneration. The removal of aggregates has a major impact on rivers, deltas and marine ecosystems which results in deterioration of land through coastal or river erosion, Depletion of the water table and decrease in sediment supply. This paper emphasizes on using major plastic waste such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene to substitute the sand in concrete to tackle the ill-effects of sand extraction and the problems related to disposal of plastic waste. In addition, Aluminum powder is used to minimize the weight of concrete and plastic itself is lighter than sand which results in lightweight concrete. Overall using these ingredients to replace sand will give new dimension in concrete mix design and if applied universally would transform the construction, by reducing the cost and enable us to conserve natural resources.


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Artificial sand, Plastic Waste, Aerated concrete.