Document Type : Primary Research paper
Student of Civil Engineering Dept, Jagadambha College of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Jagadambha College of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India
Soil stabilization is a process which improves the physical properties of the soil, such as increasing in shear strength, bearing capacity etc. Which can be done by the use of controlled compaction or addition of suitable mixtures like cement, lime, and waste materials like fly ash, coconut shell etc. The cost of introducing these additives has also increased in recent years which opened the door widely for the other kinds of soil additives such as plastic, bamboo etc. This new technique of soil stabilization can be effectively used to meet the challenges of the society to reduce the quantities of waste, producing useful stabilization from plastic waste. Use of plastic products such as polythene bags, bottles etc is increasing day by day leading to various environmental concerns. Therefore, the disposal of plastic wastes without causing any ecological hazards has become a real challenge. Thus, using plastic as soil stabilizer is an ecological utilization since there is scarcity of good soil for construction. This project involves the study on the possible use of waste plastic.