Making of Plastic Tiles Using Waste Plastic Collected from Fertilizer Bags, Plastic Wires and Waste Tyre Tubes (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Thermoplastic and Polyester)
Plastics are having high molecular mass with the composition of organic polymers. Plastics are non-biodegradable materials it should take a long time to decompose, so soil and land pollutions are increased. In reality, we cannot stop plastic to reach soil and water, so we considered as the plastic is a raw material for the making of the tiles, with the replacement of the clay. Plastic had malleable property, so it can be easily moulded into convenient shapes. Due to the low-cost, versatility, non-corrosiveness and impervious to water, plastic is used for multiple purposes at different scales. The replacement is three types, the first one is plastic and sand, the second one is plastic and quarry dust and the third one is plastic, sand and quarry dust. The proportions are 65%, 70% and 75% of plastic are used in all the above three conditions. When compared to the normal tiles (ceramic tile), plastic tiles had more compressive strength and less water absorption.