Review on Utilizing E-Waste Plastic in Bitumen for Better Strength and Sustainable Environment

Review on Utilizing E-Waste Plastic in Bitumen for Better Strength and Sustainable Environment

P. Krithiga, M. Vishnu Preethi, K. Samritha, K Senthil Kumar Mena

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Abstract. E-Waste or Electronic waste is the broken pieces or junk or which is not used in present that is thrown out at the end of their lives. Generation of Electronic Waste is rising year by year due to the demand for newer electronic products which made the public to upgrade their technologies. The composition of plastics in Electronic Waste is high which is non degradable may cause consequential reaction. These wastes would contaminate in water, air, soil and also severely affect the humans and environment. Managing the Electronic Waste with tactical approach may create a way for sustainable waste management. For effective waste management process it is essential to adopt the 4R methods of Reduce, Recovery, Reuse and Recycle. Because it is significant to contemplate the health of the people and also by generating jobs in e-recycling field. In recent times the research is underway to examine the possibilities of using E-Waste in construction field. By adding the Electronic Waste as an alternative material to conventional material in bitumen for various percentages like 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%. Reusing the E-Waste plastic in aggregate form as certain or diverse forms probably low-budget and it is feasible in technical manner for disposing the huge E-waste. Replacing Electronic Waste in various forms in bitumen gives better strength than conventional bitumen.

E-Waste, Bitumen, Composition, Plastic, Recycling

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Citation: P. Krithiga, M. Vishnu Preethi, K. Samritha, K Senthil Kumar Mena, Review on Utilizing E-Waste Plastic in Bitumen for Better Strength and Sustainable Environment, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 23, pp 381-400, 2022


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