Seminar on Plastic Waste for Roads, Buildings and Construction

Friday, December 13, 2019 •  9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: AMA Seminar Hall, AMA Complex, ATIRA Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) in the first phase has made our country open defecation free (ODF).This milestone has to be followed by litter free India ,clean drinking water and clean air that are now our new goals under SBA+

Plastic waste, mainly of single use type, is a troublesome component of litter or garbage. Following the dictum of  “waste being a resource at wrong place” many people in India and abroad are working on different ways to convert and use plastic waste into valuable products or solutions .

AMA, in association with “Innovative Thought Forum” an India centric think+act tank- wishes to focus on practical work and potential for plastic waste for roads ,building products and construction systems.

The proposed workshop is designed to bring together solution providers, specifiers, policy makers, designers, contractors and financiers. The focus in the workshop is going to be on immediate implementation and hence common theme will be on action on ground right away.

There are many great successes like plastic waste based roads, wood polymer composite, plastic timber, poly pallets, tetrapack waste boards etc that are spreadable or scalable .In the workshop several solution providers will share their knowledge to show how plastic waste can become s great resource while making our country Swachh .


9.45 a.m. to 10 a.m.      Welcome and purpose of seminar
Mr. S. B. Dangayach, Founder Trustee,
Innovative Thought Forum and
Chairman, Plastindia Environment Committee (Coordinator)

10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.    Importance of plastic waste management for
success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Mr. D. P. Joshi, IAS (Retd); Ex Spl Commr, SBM

10.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Plastic waste for infrastructure
Mr. Dhimant Vyas,
Chief Engineer and Addl Secy, WRD, GoG

11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.   Commercial viability of plastic waste in
bituminous polymer roads

Dr. Rasik Kadam, Hindura Infracon

11.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Plastic waste for roads and energy
Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar,
Rudra Environmental Solutions

12 p.m. to 12.15 p.m.   Plastic waste for roads and other applications
Mr. K K Ahmed Khan,
K K Plastic waste management (video conferencing)

12.15 p.m. to 12.45 p.m. Plastic waste management – Kerala scenario
Dr. Reena Anil Kumar, Ram Biologicals

12.45 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.          Exciting opportunities for plastic waste based WPC in
buildings and architecture

Mr. Hardik Panchal, WPC Centre

1.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. Mixed plastic waste -building products and technology
Mr. Anup Patel, Doll Plast

1.45 p.m. to 2.45 p.m.  Lunch

2.45 p.m. to 3 p.m.       Plastic waste based tiles, blocks and boards
Mr. Aditya Shukla, Saltech

3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.       Dhoraji Model -Best way for plastic waste business
Mr. Dalsukhbhai Vagadia, Dhoraji cluster

3.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.       Efficient logistics for success of
waste management -WOW model

                                         Mr. Vijay Kothari ; WOW

4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.       Testing, evaluation and standardisation of
building products

                                         Dr. B Singh, Chief Scientist(Retd) CBRI

4.30 p.m. to 4.40 p.m. Way forward
Mr. S B Dangayach
Founder Trustee,Innovative Thought Forum and
Chairman, Plastindia Environment Committee      

This workshop will be ideal for  Plastic waste processors, logistics providers, architects, interior decorators, designers, contractors, financiers, start ups, entrepreneurs, municipal authorities, urban planners etc.

No Participation Fee: However, interested person, please register giving your name, address, e-mail and phone number to:;
Phone: 079-26308601-2-3-4-5 •  Mobile: 9537407187, 7069940917, 7203030990
E-mail:  • Website: Also please state how you are interested in this subject.