NKDA to use plastic waste in road construction

New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has announced a decision that asphalt used in the repair or construction of roads will now have plastic waste as one of its constituents.

The Telegraph reports that the plastic waste collected from various houses, restaurants and offices in New Town will be shredded and mixed with asphalt to lay down on roads. The stretch is 2km long and it will be used for the entire length. This has been done to reduce the volume of waste.

As per Indian Roads Congress guidelines, plastic waste that weighs six percent of the weight of the bitumen can be mixed for surfacing roads. The plastic needs to be cleaned and shredded before use.

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