PPE can be recycled to make stronger concrete

Engineers have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger, providing an innovative way to significantly reduce pandemic-generated waste. The team is investigating the feasibility of recycling three key types of PPE — isolation gowns, face masks and rubber gloves — into concrete.Engineers have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger, providing an innovative way to significantly reduce pandemic-generated waste. The team is investigating the feasibility of recycling three key types of PPE — isolation gowns, face masks and rubber gloves — into concrete.

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