International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016


Utilization of Waste Papers to Produce Ecofriendly Bricks

Rohit Kumar Arya | Rajeev Kansal [2]


Abstract: A new nature study estimates the world has 3.04 trillion trees. Almost 4 billion trees worldwide iscut down each year for making paper. The construction industry has been known as one of the largest consumers of non-renewable resources. On the other hand, more waste paper ends up in landfill or dump sites than those recycled. The purpose of this research is to determine the weight, compressive strength, water absorption capacity, fire resistance, hardness etc of papercrete brick by using waste papers (newspapers, invitation cards, magazines etc. ) in order to determine their aptness for use as a building construction material. While using paper pulp with cement and sand the weight of the brick is approximately 50 % lesser than the conventional clay brick. Therefore papercrete bricks will decrease the dead weight of the structure to a significant amount. So it changes our design and building cost as in an economical point of view.


Keywords: Papercrete, Cellulose, Light Weight, Compressive strength, Recycling


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016,


Pages: 92 - 96


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