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Study: Replacing sand with ground-up glass benefits polymer concrete

Researchers at Deakin University in Australia have determined that polymer concrete containing a powdered aggregate made of non-recyclable, ground-up glass in place of sand resulted in a stronger material that is less expensive to produce. "Concrete is a major construction material, and sand is one of its primary components, so finding an alternative to sand makes good economic sense," said Dr. Riyadh Al-Ameri, who led the research team.

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