BRIEF: Researchers at Deakin University have found substituting ground glass for sand in the creation of polymer concrete may result in a stronger construction material that is also cheaper to produce.

According to industry partner and Orca Civil products director Alan Travers, the waste glass used in this project was otherwise “unsuitable for recycling back into glass,” while the quantity stockpiling was “becoming a community problem.”

“The concept has even more appeal to us because of predicted shortages of natural, mined sands in the medium term,” Mr Travers said.

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