The utilization of Plastic Waste for Stabilizing Expansive Soil Subgrade: A critical review


1 Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur-831014

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248002

3 Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, JAMSHEDPUR-831014


In Developing countries like India, plastic waste has become a menace to the environment and civilization. Moreover, it challenges the sustainable waste management practice since plastic waste is non-biodegradable. The reuse and recycling of plastic are the best way to handle it and can be used as a good construction material. Researchers have worked to find potential uses of plastic wastes in civil engineering construction. In this context, it is worth mentioning that efforts have been made to utilize plastic waste as reinforcement material in ground improvements. However, the suitability of plastic strips as reinforcing material for diverse types of soil is still a matter of concern. Different studies have been conducted to explore the potential of plastic waste as reinforcing material for ground improvement. In this paper review of the work done on the scope of applicability of plastic waste to reinforce the expansive soils and its other impact is done.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 14 May 2024
  • Receive Date: 09 December 2023
  • Revise Date: 05 May 2024
  • Accept Date: 14 May 2024