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Plastic waste for re-laying roads!

The Chennai Corporation is considering the use of plastic waste for re-laying roads, including bus route roads. Officials of the civic body held discussions with experts at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Madurai pertaining to the initiative. The roads re-laid using plastic waste is believed to withstand heavy load and even traffic. It is unaffected by rain and reduces even the number of pot holes. Plastics account for nine per cent of the total 3,200 tonnes of waste generated daily in the city. Two tonnes of plastics would be used to re-lay one kilometre of a 3.75-metre-wide lane.

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