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UK Study Shows Waste Plastic Can Replace Sand in Concrete

UK Study Shows Waste Plastic Can Replace Sand in Concrete“The study, conducted in partnership with India’s Goa Engineering College, was prompted by India’s booming construction sector and a sand shortage the country is enduring as a result. It’s estimated more than 20 billion tons of concrete are produced globally each year, making it the world’s second most consumed substance after fresh water. Sand typically comprises 30 per cent of any concrete mixture. By replacing 10 per cent of that sand with finely ground plastic particles, the Bath team estimates that over 800 million tonnes of sand could be saved.” Want to learn to more? Click the “Read More” button below.

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