Feasibility of Plastic and Rubber Emulsified Road Pavements & its Contribution to Solid Waste Management in India
Solid waste management is a really big challenge in India because of its enormous growing rate. Many Researches are going on to tackle this problem and it was found that plastic and rubber waste products are very difficult to manage as they are non-degradable substance .On one hand we are facing difficulties in effective solid waste management but on the other hand the road communication is one the largest growing development work in India. In this study an attempt is made to fuse the two concepts, here the plastic waste is mixed with aggregates and rubber tyre waste is used in different proportions in Bitumen as binder. An attempt is also made to limit the excessive use of natural resources such as aggregates and most importantly Bitumen in such a way that it will reduce the solid waste accumulation percentage to some extent in an environment friendly way. Different test are performed keeping in view the various important properties of flexible pavement material especially aggregate and bitumen and comparison of properties and scenario of solid waste in India before and after implementation of this concept is also discussed.