Inter Pipeline is committed to making polymers as sustainably as possible. It believes in keeping plastic waste out of the environment by using that waste in practical solutions that are applicable in everyday life.

At the recent Plastics Research in Action (PRIA) annual update, the research team shared updates on the PRIA Asphalt Project, which studies the use of post-consumer plastic in asphalt in Alberta’s cold climate and entered its field trial stage this summer.

The purpose of this research is actually to test, validate and demonstrate the blending of post-consumer plastics into asphalt for Alberta climate conditions,” said Dr. Adetoyese Oyedun, Senior Project Manager, NAIT. “Similar work has been done in other climates, but, especially because of the nature of the climate in Alberta, it is different and is difficult, so that’s why we went down this path.”

PRIA is a ten-year research partnership between Heartland Polymers, Inter Pipeline’s polypropylene brand, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), focused on identifying opportunities for society to reuse and recycle plastic waste as well optimizing facility processes in the Heartland Polymers operation.

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