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dc.contributor.authorSasidharan, Manu
dc.contributor.authorTorbaghan, Mehran E.
dc.contributor.authorBurrow, Michael
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Kingdomen
dc.coverage.spatialGhanaen
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopiaen
dc.coverage.spatialThe Netherlandsen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-29T13:35:01Z
dc.date.available2019-07-29T13:35:01Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationSasidharan, M., Eskandari Torbaghan, M., & Burrow, M. P. N. (2019). Using waste plastics in road construction. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/14596
dc.description.abstractThe idea of using waste plastics in road construction is relatively new. Laboratory tests have shown positive results when a small amount (5-10% by weight) of plastic is incorporated in bituminous mixes (asphalt), resulting in improved pavement stability, strength, and durability. However, international field experience using plastics in actual road construction is quite limited. In this review, we found examples of waste plastics being used in road construction in a few case studies in India, UK, Netherlands, Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa. While roads constructed using waste plastics have shown good longevity and pavement performance to date, the first roads constructed using this technology are only about ten years old, so long-term outcomes are not yet clear. This review did not find any evidence discussing the maintenance of roads constructed using waste plastics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIDSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;595
dc.rights.urihttps://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/en
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.titleUsing Waste Plastics in Road Constructionen
dc.typeHelpdesken
dc.rights.holder© DFID - Crown copyright 2019en
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-05
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectK4Den
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.funder.project238a9fa4-fe4a-4380-996b-995f33607ba0en


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