Evaluating the Feasibility and Performance of Plastic Waste as a Sustainable Solution for Pothole Filling
Pratik Shivaji Giramkar, Prasad Sunil Dighe, Akhilesh Rajesh Shinde, Tejas Dipak Govind, Shrikant Dnyaneshwar Garad, Prof P.V Shinde
The excessive generation and improper disposal of plastic waste have become pressing environmental concerns worldwide. Conventional methods of disposing of plastic waste, such as landfills and incineration, contribute to pollution and pose significant challenges for sustainable waste management. To address this issue, innovative approaches are required to reduce the negative impact of plastic waste on the environment. This project aims to explore the use of plastic waste as fillers for pothole repair, presenting an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution. The project focuses on leveraging the advantageous properties of plastic waste, such as its durability and flexibility, to enhance the performance and longevity of pothole repairs. By incorporating plastic waste into the traditional filling materials used for pothole repair, we aim to minimize the consumption of non-renewable resources while simultaneously reducing the volume of plastic waste in landfills and ecosystems. The methodology involves collecting and sorting plastic waste based on its suitability for pothole filling. The selected plastic waste is then processed to obtain appropriate fillers, which are mixed with concrete or other binding agents to create a composite material. Laboratory testing is conducted to assess the mechanical properties, durability, and weather resistance of the plastic-infused fillers. The performance of the plastic-waste-based fillers is evaluated through field trials, comparing them to conventional fillers in terms of durability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact. The anticipated outcomes of this project include a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical behavior of plastic-infused fillers, an evaluation of their long-term durability, and an assessment of their environmental benefits.
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Unique Paper ID: 160305

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 48 - 51
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