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Currently, our planet faces an issue with plastic waste and even with current recycling methods, there is still a large amount of it found in landfills and bodies of water. The goal of this research is to find a practical solution for the use of recycled plastic. This will be done by adding various amounts of recycled plastic aggregates into concrete mixes. The aggregate will act as a replacement (by volume) for sand and will be added in amounts of 0, 10, 30, 50, and 70 percent. There will be a 28-day compressive strength test, using 3 samples for each mix. These samples will be compared against each other using the mix with no plastic as a reference. The goal of this research is to understand the relationship of plastic in concrete and eventually develop a mix that can sustain similar compression results compared to standard concrete.
Manning, Jason T., "The Performance of Concrete Containing Recycled Plastic Aggregates" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 147.