Recycled plastic

A. Gholampour, T. Ozbakkaloglu

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Owing to the significant increase in the global production of plastics during the past five decades, the generation of plastic-related waste has become an urgent environmental issue. Recycling plastics is an eco-friendly alternative to the disposal of a large volume of waste plastic in landfill. Recently, the use of recycled plastic materials in the development of new eco-friendly concretes has received significant attention. This technology has the potential of reducing both the environmental pollution associated with disposal of waste plastic in landfill and consumption of non-renewable natural resources used by the concrete industry. However, the production of recycled plastic concrete with suitable properties remains a major challenge for researchers. This chapter presents the current state of research on the properties of concrete containing recycled plastics, discussing their physical, mechanical, durability-related and time-dependent properties, as well as their fire resistance and thermal conductivity based on the results of studies reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Eco-efficient and Recycled Concrete
EditorsJorge de Brito, Francisco Agrela
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherElsevier Woodhead Publishing in Civil and Structural Engineering
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780081024805
ISBN (Print)9780081024812
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • Concrete
  • Durability-related properties
  • Mechanical properties
  • Physical properties
  • Recycled plastic
  • Resistance to elevated temperature
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Time-dependent properties


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