Plastic waste use in road construction riles activists
Source: The Pioneer, Date: August , 2015
Despite being a non-biodegradable material, highly dangerous
plastic waste is being used in the construction material of Delhi roads.
Concerned on the use of plastic waste for road constructions, Delhi-based
environmentalists said that such practices ignore long-term adverse public
health implications and it is likely to cause harmful effects to the soil and
ground water According to the environmentalists, in recent years, the use of
plastics in the road construction is used by many developed countries. Speaking
to The Pioneer, Sarvagya Kumar Srivastava, Chief Engineer of Public Works
Department, said that the technology 'Bitumen Road Construction (BRC)', the
waste plastic material is being used in the city.