First experimental results about the main mechanical characteristics of cement mortar with waste glass



The residual crashed waste glass is becoming a serious environmental problem because it can be disposed only in landfills. Landfilling is an undesirable solution because waste glasses are not biodegradable, so nowadays the reutilization of this glass has drawn more and more attention, producing strong efforts to find a sustainable alternative to reuse and recycle them. Several studies in the world have shown that it is possible to replace the sand with cullet, partially. In this paper are presented and commented first experimental results of experimental tests using waste glass as a replacement for river sand in cement mortars.