08 Aug '18, 2pm

Use recycled #plastic for roads: The Daily Star

Use recycled #plastic for roads: The Daily Star

DHAKA (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The idea of using discarded plastic to build roads was brought to fruition by a company called VolkerWessels in 2015. But the country where roads are now being built with this new technology is India. Indeed, the man who made it possible was Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a professor of chemistry at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering in Madurai, who was honoured with one of India's highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri, in January 2018 for his ground-breaking research on re-using plastic waste in road construction. Dr Vasudevan perfected the techniques to transform solid plastic into a molten condition which could effectively be mixed with bitumen, the black tarry substance that is combined with gravel to lay roads. The bitumen-plastic combination strengthens the road by making it both durable and flexible, and the plastic in the...

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