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Road hatched from plastic waste in Pune –

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by - 11/23/2011 6332 Views

An awesome effort from Pune Cantonment Board

A conventional view about waste plastics is that it is hazardous to the environment. But, the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has now proved that such waste plastics can be effectively used in the construction of roads.

Latterly, the PCB revamped a half kilometer road near Old Golibar Maidan in Pune. The construction was done by blending Waste plastic with polymer-modified bitumen also known as tar. The attempt was done with the assistance of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Main focus was prevention of subterrane & resistance to water.


90% of bitumen was mixed with 10% of shredded plastic carry bags, biscuit, chocolate, gutka wrappers, etc. The material was liquefied before laying the road. The cost is estimated to be around Rs.325/meter. If this results in success, the Board has planned to revamp the roads of other areas with the same concept. These types of plastic-cum-bitumen roads have a magnificent resistance to saturated water & 25 % better than the roads normally constructed.

Highlights of plastic-cum-bitumen road –

*Low maintenance cost
*High toughness &
*No repair is required for at least 5yrs.

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