Can waste plastic be turned into roads? NPL, CRRI working on proposal
These roads will be developed at far lesser expense when compared to other road building methods available in India at present. Interestingly, the concept of building a plastic road has been there for many years and such roads can be easily located in different parts of Delhi, Bangalore, Karnataka, Chennai, but these roads have used plastic with bitumen, which means plastic was mixed with bitumen. But the new roads that will be built after the proposal is accepted by the ministry will have more plastic content in it - ranging between 80-90 per cent.
NPL along with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) are working on a proposal that calls for use of waste plastic for road laying and this proposal will be submitted to the Transport Ministry within a week. Image source: Zeebiz