Plastic in Brick Application
Volume 3 - Issue 1
Siti Nabilah Amir* and Nur Zulaikha Yusof
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- Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia
Siti Nabilah Amir, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi, Petronas, Seri Iskandar
Received: August 28, 2018; Published: September 04, 2018
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This paper outlines the utilization of municipal plastic waste (MPW) in construction industries. Both the MPW and the construction
industries are increasing rapidly and world’s recycling rate of either Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) or MPW specifically is still low.
Production of bricks is non-eco-friendly and a waste generating process because of the greenhouse gases released. Utilizing MPW
as construction materials especially in production of bricks is one of a promising step towards a sustainable resources and waste
management. Plastic waste can substitute either partially or completely one or more of the materials in brick production. Further
research based on recent research and a better understanding in utilization of plastic waste in brick is needed to produce a high
durability and quality of bricks as well as to achieve the optimum balance in all aspects especially in terms of cost and functionality.