The RMIT research team may have come up with the perfect recipe to tackle both waste streams using a mixture of 1 per cent shredded face masks and 99 per cent RCA. This ratio creates a strong yet flexible product, meaning it won’t crack under the pressure of heavy trucks, that holds up when tested for stress, acid and water resistance and meets civil engineering safety standards.
After the success of their pilot study, the researchers are now looking at the possibility of creating a concrete aggregate with face masks. An estimated 6.8 billion disposable face masks are being used across the world each day during the pandemic, only to end up in landfill or polluting our oceans.
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