PASCHOALIN FILHO, JOÃƒO ALEXANDRE1; GUERNER DIAS, ANTÃ’NIO JOSE2; STOROPOLI, JOÃƒO HENRIQUE3
1) Dr, Universidade Nove de Julho, Master Degree Program on Environmental Management and Sustainability, email@example.com
2) Dr, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de CiÃªncias, firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Eng, Universidade Nove de Julho, Master Degree Program on Environmental Management and Sustainability
This paper presents the development of bricks of soil-cement obtained by the inclusion in the dosage of PET flakes through bottles grinding. The Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) does not easily degrade in nature, over a long period of time. On the other hand, with the increase in construction activities the demand for raw material also increases, causing considerable environmental impacts. In this context, the bricks which this report refers to aim to include as an alternative ingredient some recycled PET, preventing its dumping and accumulation in waste areas, and reducing the demand on raw materials by the civil construction industry. Through observation of the results a satisfactory resistance can be developed by the bricks. Each manufactured brick withdrew from circulation approximately 300g of PET waste. Thus, for an area of 1m2 on elevation the studied bricks withdrew approximately 180 beverage bottles of 2 liters capacity.
Keywords: Soil Cement bricks, PET waste, recycling