Reuse of Synthetic Plastic Fibres and Plastic Granules in Concrete

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Joshi S. V.
Gonnade E. M.
Kulkarni P. B.
Tiwari M. S.


The use of plastic is considerably increased in day-to-day life for supply of the materials, liquids, foods and
other essentials daily products. These single use plastic is disposed off in very disorderly manner. Therefore,
the disposal of plastic waste becomes a universal problem because of it is non-biodegradable, and availability of
plastic waste in huge quantity in the various countries having considerable population. This plastic waste can be
reduced by utilizing in the same or in other forms in day-to-day various activities and development of
infrastructure like cement concrete roads, pavements and other low cost housing schemes, but it is realize that
all the plastic waste material cannot be reutilized. Its partial utilization may also become the solution to reduce
the impact on the environment and ecological problems. The cost of ingredient concrete materials is
continuously increasing due to non availability, taxation, transportation and also the wastes of materials.
Therefore, the plastic waste can be converted into synthetic fibres and granules and can be utilize in concrete as
a partial replacement of sand. The main objective of this laboratory investigation is to reduce the impact of
plastic waste on the environment by utilizing in infrastructure development. For laboratory investigation,
synthetic fibres 1%, 2% and 3% of dry weight of sand is utilized to replace the sand and plastic granules 5%,
10% and 15% of dry weight of sand is utilized to replace the sand. The strength parameters of concrete are
tested in the laboratory such as compressive strength, tensile strength and workability of concrete. The test result
shows positive impact of utilization of plastic waste up to some extent.

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Joshi S. V., Gonnade E. M., Kulkarni P. B., & Tiwari M. S. (2020). Reuse of Synthetic Plastic Fibres and Plastic Granules in Concrete. Helix - The Scientific Explorer | Peer Reviewed Bimonthly International Journal, 10(01), 125-128. Retrieved from