Use of plastic products such as polythene bags, bottles, containers and packing strips etc. is increasing day by day. As a result amount of waste plastic also increased. This will leads to various environmental problems. Many of the wastes produced today will remain in the environment for many years leading to various environmental concerns. Therefore it is necessary to utilize the wastes effectively with technical development in each field. Many by-products are being produced using the plastic wastes. This paper presents the details of studies, conducted by various researchers on the possible use of waste plastic for soil stabilization. The results of the studies indicate that by adding plastic strips in soil; shear strength, tensile strength and California bearing ratio (CBR) value of the soil increases. .