An Experimental Study on Utilization of Pulverized Plastic in Concrete as Fine Aggregates

  • K. E. Prakash, Sangeetha D. M., Naveeen Kumar D. T., Trevorshefield


The construction industry suffers nowadays with lack of materials, mainly fine aggregates and increase in material costs.  To reduce this, in this research, an attempt is made to replace used plastic as fine aggregate in the concrete. Plasic wastes are used in the form of pulverized plastic after undergoing the conversion process. Then, its suitability in concrete is tested by conducting tests like compression strength and split tensile strength test. From the results, a discussion is made on the effective percentage of replacement of utilized plastic in concrete. Thus, this helps in reducing plastic waste to be in a harmful state for our environment and is converted to an useful ingredient in concrete.