Strength and Behavior of Concrete Contains Waste Plastic

  • Jibrael M
  • Peter F
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This paper presents a method of strengthen concrete by the addition of percentages recycled waste plastic (polyethylene). Almost 126 samples of concrete are prepared, the concrete Strength (compressive, splitting tensile and flexural strength) are investigated along a time interval of 7 to 28 days using 1%, 3% and 5% from fine aggregate recycled waste plastic (polyethylene). It is found that when waste plastic bottles increased from zero to 5% of the sand in the mix, the compressive, tensile and flexural strength of concrete decreased by the ratios of 12.81, 10.71, and increase by 4.1% respectively at 7 days age and also these concrete strength decrease by the ratios 7.93, 28.6, and 23.6% at 28 days age.




Jibrael, M. A., & Peter, F. (2016). Strength and Behavior of Concrete Contains Waste Plastic. Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography, 6(2).

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