Utilization of Waste Plastic in the Manufacturing of Bricks alongwith Quarry Dust and Manufactured Sand

IJEP 43(7): 648-652 : Vol. 43 Issue. 7 (July 2023)

Rajendra R. Barai and Mahesh V. Raut*

G. H. Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra – 440 028, India


Bricks made of recycled plastic are known as plastic. Plastic waste clogs-up the environment and is unsightly, especially in public areas where it is increasing every day. When transported plastic garbage is in the separation zones, it is burned or discarded, harming the environment and the air. This is among the best ways to prevent pollution from non-biodegradable materials and plastic garbage from accumulating. At the moment, bricks are being made from plastic waste, quarry dust and manufactured sand (M-sand), in which they are mixed at a temperature of around 200°C. Various ratios of generated M-sand and quarry dust were used alongwith high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) bags to create bricks in order to lower pollution and overall building costs. In plastic bricks making process, sand was substituted with manufactured sand in amounts of 40%, 50% and 60% of the total weight of the brick, alongwith 15% quarry dust in each of three ratios. Colourants can be added to the mixture to get the desired hues. This paper, therefore, examines the properties of brick created from plastic waste. Using different mix ratio (1:2, 1:3 and 1:4), the brick’s maximum strength was calculated. From the results, we found that plastic bricks absorbed less water. These bricks are lightweight and cost-effective.


Plastic waste, High-density polyethylene, Low-density polyethylene, manufactured sand, Quarry dust, Ferric oxide


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