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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.

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