India: Plastic Waste Will Be Used for Road Constructions

The Maharashtra government has decided to use plastic waste along with tar to build roads, Indian media gave account.

The goal of this measure is to improve the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reduce soil pollution. According to the provided information, the Indian CSIR-Central Road Research Institute has assured the government that roads built by using plastic waste along with tar will be of better quality and cheaper. As reported, municipal corporations with a population of over 500,000 and municipal councils with a population of over 200,000 will be asked to include plastic waste for building roads in a radius of five kilometers. For every 100 kilograms of tar used to build asphalt roads, three to six kilograms of plastic will be mixed in it.