Recycling of Landfill Waste Plastics for the Manufacture of Fence Structures

The project examines the use of recycled plastics sourced from waste landfills for construction and infrastructure
applications such as fence panels, an idea developed by EcoFence. Through the course of this project a
comprehensive study is conducted to evaluate the mechanical and physical characteristics, such as strength
and sound absorption. The measured data is compared to those of conventional fencing materials such as vinyl,
composite wood and concrete. Based on these results, means for enhancing possibly inferior material
properties as compared to those of conventional materials are explored and recommendations for improving the
plastic material properties are provided accordingly.

Intern: 
Amirhossein Oskouyi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pierre Mertiny
Province: 
Alberta
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