Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:14

TCE signs MoU with Indonesia for laying roads with waste plastic

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The Centre for Solid Waste Management of Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) here has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia to replace all its existing roads with ‘plastic roads’ between 2017 and 2025.

The MoU, signed by R. Vasudevan, Dean, TCE, on behalf of its chairman Karumuttu T. Kannan, with Safri Burhanudin, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Human Resource, Science and Technology and Maritime Culture, in Bali on June 15 envisages cooperation in the form of education and training in the field of engineering, including the use of Thiagarajar College of Engineering’s patented technology of laying flexible pavement with the use of waste plastic.

The technology involves coating of aggregate with waste plastic before being mixed with bitumen for laying roads.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Dr. Vasudevan was confident that with extended application of waste plastic in laying pavements and erecting walls, the demand for it would go up.

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