The Utilizations of Plastic Bottle Waste (PET) in Architecture

S. R. Andriani, H. Isnaeni, N. R. Kusuma, E. Avandra

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the capabilities of using plastic bottle waste (PET) in architecture. The controversy of using a plastic bottle in this world brings up the idea of how efficient this material could be but at the same time how this material could rise the environmental problems. Therefore, we need to think better waste management for PET by promoting the capabilities of PET specifically in architecture. By using the theory of Cradle to Cradle to produce a sustainable material product by Braungart and McDonough, we can improve the value of PET's functional life residue. Research on PET's capabilities was based on several case studies where PET was used in many different types of applications, but the focus was on physical uses of the material. Some of PET utilizations are in the form of furniture, wall, brick, and structure. The conclusion is that every application must not be applied all together at once in one design. On the other hand, we can use it as an element in architecture, because every application needs to stand with another material other than PET itselves. These utilizations can enhance the life span of PET material after its functional cycle ended.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume452
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2020
Event5th Friendly City International Conference: Enhancing Culture, Community and Environment, FCIC 2019 - Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Sep 2019 → …

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