India, Oct. 4 -- Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has built a road using single-use waste plastic as the industry demonstrated recycling opportunities to keep plastic in use whose alternative in paper or metal have much higher energy and water footprint.

The company laid an 850-meter long road outside its R&D Centre in Faridabad, using 'varying concentration (1%-3%) single-use waste plastic' alongside bitumen. As per the lab tests, the waste plastic roads have the advantages of higher strength, increased durability, lesser rainwater seepage due to plastic in the aggregates, better binding/bonding of mix and lesser stripping with fewer pot-holes.

IOC is the largest enterprise in the country and the foremost ranked Fortune Global 500 Company in...