Recycling of plastics for low cost construction
The impact of waste plastics has been a key part of the environmental discourse in recent years and prominent environmentalists/sustainable development scholars have called for urgent action. This article discusses some of the innovative ways plastics have been used in low cost construction in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). It highlights the main benefits of using plastics in construction as well as identifies current gaps in the literature. Utilising plastics for low cost construction has implications for sustainable waste management and adequate housing in Low and Middle Income Communities of LMICs.
Citation : Oyinlola, M. and Whitehead, T. (2019) Recycling of Plastics for Low Cost Construction. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11523-1.
ISBN : 9780128035818
Research Institute : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Peer Reviewed : Yes