APRA member, NOVA Chemicals provided an update on its plastic recycling efforts in May of this year. Last winter, a hoarding tent was put into place to allow the Polyethylene 1 (PE1) Expansion Project to pour a concrete foundation over the cold winter months at the Joffre Site. When the tent was taken down this spring another of APRA’s long-time members, Merlin Plastics, picked up three tonnes of poly wrap, which was used for the tent’s walls and rooftop structure, for recycling. The material can be recycled into other usable products such as garbage can liners, plastic lumber, trash cans, plastic furniture and films.
The project also donated the leftover pipe and other high density polyethylene (HDPE) materials to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Red Deer, AB. Habitat will use what they can and sell what they can’t to help sustain their operating costs.
“NOVA Chemicals is committed to Responsible Care® and the principles of sustainability in our operations and our growth projects”, said Rick Van Hemmen Joffre Site Leader. “Recycling plastic film from a hoarding tent recently removed from the Polyethylene 1 Expansion Project underway at the Joffre Site is one example of how our project team takes care to integrate responsible and sustainable action into daily activities. Recycling and donating our leftover materials brings to life the commitments we have to promote the value of plastic products throughout their life cycle and to conserving and protecting our natural resources.”