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How Recycled Plastic can Benefit the Construction Industry

Michael Rosario, Construction Tech Review | Monday, May 18, 2020

The construction industry has started using recycled plastics for the buildings, and it will be better for the environment.

FREMONT, CA The one sector that continuously adapts so that it can fit into the interest and necessities of the public is the construction industry. Over decades the building materials have changed because more useful innovations were in the market, and the companies also started to reorganize their structural techniques to develop better and safe buildings.

However, with the trend, maximum businesses are turning towards sustainable building materials so that they can fulfill the demand of the consumers and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Moreover, developing a sustainable building is a considerable contribution to create a healthy environment.

The sustainable construction movement is concentrating on recycled plastics. There is already too many plastics, and disposing of it can be a hectic job, so it makes sense if the construction industry wants to use plastic for building instead of letting it pollute the waterways and landfills.

There are various methods of implementing the material in commercial construction, and they even offer several benefits that are not possible for traditional materials. As climate change is becoming a major issue, more builders will start utilizing recycled plastic and other sustainable materials.

How Does Recycled Plastic Work?

Top 10 Material and Cost Estimation Companies - 2019For the construction industry, recycled plastic can be an innovative solution because it needs a smaller amount of energy to develop and even release a few fossil fuels in the environment. Moreover, when it completes its lifetime, the builders can again recycle it and reduce the necessity of manufacturing new plastic.

Before starting construction with the recycled plastic, the builders must always consider the type of material they need for constructing. Every plastic has a different kind of material, and they function according to the environment. Many plastics react when there is a change in temperature by becoming soft or brittle. The construction workers also have to know the appropriate structure and chose the plastic material for it.

Here are some of the advantages of recycled plastic in the construction industry

Insulation- Durable, saves energy and easily installed

Concrete- Environment-friendly and more durable than the standard concrete

Floor and Ceiling tiles- Easy to clean, suitable for insulation, and inexpensive

Bricks- Fire resistant, easy to assemble, and inexpensive

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