Maharashtra government has decided to use plastic waste along with tar in a bid to improve the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reduce soil pollution. The Centre in its recommendations has stated that using plastic waste along with tar to build roads improves the quality. It also helps reduce soil pollution caused by plastic. Thus, the state government has decided to include plastic waste along with tar while building roads.
The Central Road Research Institute has assured the government that roads built by using plastic waste along with tar will be of better quality and cheaper. In the beginning, municipal corporations with a population of over 5 lakh and municipal councils that have a population of over 2 lakh will be asked to include plastic waste for building roads in 50-km radius. For every 100 kg of tar used to build asphalt roads, 3 to 6 kg of plastic will be mixed in it.adding that materials like plastic carry bags, sacks, milk pouches, bin linings, cosmetic and detergent bottles, drinking water bottles, bottle caps and household articles will be used.
So let’s do:
1. Name the state, which has decided to use plastic waste along with tar in a bid to improve the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reduce soil pollution?
Source – The Hindu