Investigation on the Use of E-Waste and Waste Plastic in Road Construction

  • Shrikant Dombe
  • Anand B. TapaseEmail author
  • Y. M. GhugalEmail author
  • B. A. Konnur
  • Patil Akshay
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


The amount of e-waste and waste plastic caused by technological and industrial development is increasing day by day. One of the low-cost and most effective way to exclude such waste and protect the environment is recycling, wherein its advantageous use in the road construction sector by replacing conventional exhausting materials can be a good eco-friendly alternative. In the initial stage, an attempt to state the potential use of various waste material reported by the number of researchers is done from an extensive literature review. Furthermore, to check cost effectiveness along with sustainable construction method, the experimental investigation on studying the effect of partial replacement of filler and bitumen by e-waste and waste plastic in the bituminous mixes respectively is done by using Marshall Stability testing machine. To check the suitability of e-waste and waste plastic in road construction, the results obtained from the Marshall Stability testing machine for the number of trials were interpreted in respect to its stability, flow value, % V.M.A., % air voids, bulk density, etc. It was observed that partial replacement of conventional material with e-waste is possible which not only the increase in strength but also gives a cost-effective solution towards the e-waste disposal. Advantageous use of plastic is well documented in the available literature and is again confirmed from the present work.


E-waste Partial replacement Cost-effectiveness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringGovernment College of Engineering, KaradKaradIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringRayat Shikshan Sanstha’s Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College of EngineeringSataraIndia
  3. 3.Applied Mechanics DepartmentGovernment College of Engineering, KaradKaradIndia

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