How good are the plastic mix roads?
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Some years ago, a Madurai Professor of Chemistry made a big splash when he advocated the use of plastics, that is, used plastics, be that plastic bottles, or even small covers, plates etc in road construction. He advocated shredding of such plastic and then using the same in road construction.
Some progress was made and after that, nothing much has been heard after that. Not that the entire State Government machinery is keen on banning plastic, the question as to what will happen to the existing used plastic in Tamil Nadu, still remains. It remains a huge headache and nobody knows how it is reused or whether it is reused at all.
Members who know the inside technical details of the use of plastic in road construction may please respond. We should be able to make a suggestion to various State Governments to adopt the same and dispose the excess plastic in road construction.