Plastic wastes to construction products: Status, limitations and future perspective

@article{Awoyera2020PlasticWT,
  title={Plastic wastes to construction products: Status, limitations and future perspective},
  author={P. Awoyera and A. Adesina},
  journal={Case Studies in Construction Materials},
  year={2020},
  volume={12}
}
Abstract Plastic waste is becoming extremely threatening to the environment due to their high quantities generated which pose serious harm to both the environment and its inhabitants. A major victim of this menace is the marine environment. Plastic wastes generated on land find their way to water bodies where they cause detrimental effects such as flooding and poisoning of the animals in the marine ecosystem. The plastics in the marine environment, which are ingested in fish, are also… Expand

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