Gogreendesk: In line with the Central Government’s mission against single use plastic and initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste, 1.24 MT of waste plastic has been used to construct a road in Narangi Military Station.
This ambitious project has been undertaken at Narangi Military Station where approximately 1.24 MT of waste plastic has been used to construct a road using the technology.
In this technology, the road is constructed by mixing shredded plastic waste with heated bitumen. This is a green technology, which aims to reduce menace of plastic waste at one hand and improve the durability of the roads on the other.
The project to use plastic in road building is an initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle waste plastic. The road constructed using waste plastic lasts longer, is cheaper to build and maintain and significantly reduces the amount of plastic going into our oceans and landfills. Utilisation of waste plastic in road construction can help in significantly solving one of the biggest problems of plastic waste management.
Earlier, the Assam State government constructed 237.652 km of the 565-km total stretch using recycled plastic in Goalpara.