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Waste plastic in concrete could support sustainable construction in India

Research at the University of Bath has shown waste plastic to be a viable partial replacement for sand in structural concrete, providing one possible solution for future sustainable construction whilst addressing sand shortages in India.  The Bath-led research—in partnership with colleagues from Goa Engineering College, India – has shown how replacing 10 per cent of sand in concrete with waste plastic may help to reduce the vast amounts of plastic waste on India's streets, and deal with a national sand shortage.  Read more... 

 

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