Professor Rajagopalan Vasudevan – the ‘Plastic Man of India’ ? – leads the technology in India and believes the roads can take double the load, make the roads resistant to water, and as a result, prevent potholes and greatly diminish wear and tear on them. Since 2015, the Indian Government made it mandatory for all road developers in the country to use waste plastic, along with bituminous mixes, for road construction. However, a proper system is still not in place to implement this. Twelve states across India have integrated the idea of plastic roads into their policies. In Tamil Nadu alone, more than 1,200 km of plastic roads have been built (2017). And states like Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have already adopted this technology.
Read the Guardian’s article ? on the subject too.