Culverts are structures constructed to channel water to a subterranean waterway. Culverts can be made from different materials such a concrete, plastics, galvanized aluminum metals and iron metals. This article discusses about plastic culverts.
People have devised a technology of recycling waste plastic materials to make plastic culverts. Plastic culverts are made from high density polyethylene.
Plastic culverts are very resistant to dampness and high environmental temperatures therefore, they are durable and can be used in different environments. They are very easy to install than concrete culverts. Plastic culverts are relatively cheap to purchase than concrete culverts. Unlike concrete culverts, plastic culverts are very easy to transport because they are light in weight.
Recycling of plastic products to make plastic culverts helps in solving environmental degradation like soil, water and air pollution. Plastic materials when burnt releases greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide that destroys stratospheric ozone. Destruction of ozone layer adversely affects biodiversity in the earth.
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