It is very clear that Nigeria has a waste problem. With the advent of modernization and urbanization has come the production of tons of different kinds of waste products of which plastics constitute a great percentage. Normally, it would be convenient to just discard those waste materials, but recycling is getting more popular every day. This paper narrows down the investigation into waste recycling to plastics and looks more specifically at the prospects of tiles made with plastics and sand. This research paper evaluates the physical and mechanical properties of plastic tiles as compared to the conventional cement tiles. The results obtained have showed that tiles made from different proportions of plastic and sand has the properties and potential to be a suitable alternative to cement tiles.
Keywords: Plastic waste. Fine sand. Plastic tiles. Properties.
Author: Ani Kenechukwu Paul