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5,000 Kilometers Of Road Made Out Of Plastic Waste

Rajagopalan Vasudevan Plastic Road

15,000 tons of plastic waste are generated in India daily, but 40% of the country's waste remain uncollected. Chemistry professor Rajagopalan Vasudevan devised a way to transform plastic waste into a substitute of Bitumen in Asphalt.

This method does not only utilize plastic waste but also provides a more stable and durable mix for pavements by improving the viscoelastic properties of Asphalt mixtures. It also lowers infrastructure cost by replacing expensive Bitumen. More than 5,000 kilometers of plastic roads have been laid in 11 states.

It requires

  • No significant technical knowledge
  • No large investments
  • And no changes to existing road laying procedures. 
Less plastic more roads.