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Innovation in road laying

A road in Chennai being laid with a mix of bitumen and plastic wastes. The programme has been taken up by the Chennai Corporation in co-ordination with Dr R. Vasudevan, Head of the Department of Chemistry, Thyagaraya Engineering College, Madurai, according to the Chennai Plastics Manufacturers and Merchants Association. The bitumen-plastic wastes mix will give the road greater strength, according to the association. It will also help take care of the disposal of plastic wastes.

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