Cementitious materials incorporating waste plastics: a review

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Mahmood R. A., KOÇKAL N. U.

SN APPLIED SCIENCES, vol.2, no.12, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s42452-020-03905-6
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Recycled plastic, Cementitious materials, Workability, Mechanical properties, Durability-related properties, SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, STRENGTH PROPERTIES, PET BOTTLES, AGGREGATE, DURABILITY, FIBERS, PERFORMANCE, PARTICLES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Plastics in all forms have invaded a large area of our daily life. Increased demand for plastics in the last decays has led to severe environmental issues due to the accumulation of plastic-related waste. This situation has provided scientists with a new research area to work on the properties and study the possible use of recycled plastics as a new generation of construction materials. In recent years, many studies have been conducted regarding the usage of plastic particles. Most of the studies focus on the methods of recycling and disposing of waste plastic materials in an environmentally friendly way. This paper is a review of published research articles on the incorporation of waste plastic materials in cementitious mixtures. Fresh, mechanical, and durability-related properties of composites containing plastic particles have been reviewed based on the current literature.