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Area of Technology:Engineering Sciences

Title of the Innovation: Recycling of Plastic Wastes into Tiles

Brief About Innovation

Disposal of Plastic Waste is a major problem. It is non-biodegradable & it mainly consists of low density polyethylene plastic bags, bottles etc. Burning of these waste plastic bags causes environmental pollution. The main objective of the present project is to utilize waste plastic bags for designing of materials for utilization of tiles in building of toilets and rooms for general public for societal benefits.

The technology offers a simple and novel process of production of tiles from the waste plastic bags and bottles. Recycling of the waste plastic bags and bottles into decorative coloured tiles creates a durable material from waste. Thus, this technology not only provides a sustainable living for the people who are collecting them from the garbage but also convert waste into a useful product and saves the environment.

Compression strength of the recycled tiles:

A 20 mm thick recycled tile weighing 240-260 gms gives a C.S. of 20 ton. A tile of 25 mm thickness gives a C.S. of 30 ton and accordingly tiles have been designed so that desirable load as compared to conventional tiles be withheld by these tiles. Moreover, these tiles have

(i) Long life (~25 years)

(ii) Resistant against acids

(iii) Resistant against alkalies

(iv) Resistant against organic solvents like benzene, toluene, methanol, chloroform etc

(v) Resistant against corrosion & fungus resistance (vi) Improved flammability.