Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport (BIA) has decided to use 11 tonnes of plastic to build its road, and it received the consignment from the BBMP on Monday.
This plastic will be used to conduct trials that will enable BIAL to pave the roads within the airport campus. BIAL has already taken the first step towards management of plastic by banning single-use plastics at the airport. Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun handed over the plastic to a team from BIAL.
The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) requires over 50 tonnes of plastic to pave approximately 50 km of its internal roads.
BIAL recently conducted laboratory tests by blending plastic with bitumen and the results were in acceptable limits. The polymerised road has a strong binding ability that can withstand extreme weather conditions as compared to asphalt. While asphalt roads are expected to last about three years, roads with plastic can last up to six years. It is also one of the popular solutions to tackle the plastic menace.