Chemical company reuses plastic bags to pave parking lot
WESTLAKE, La. (KPLC) - As part of National Recycling Day, Westlake chemical industry company LyondellBasell announced the completion of an asphalt parking lot project, which was paved by reusing 520,000 plastic retail bags.
The project, 4,875 square yards of parking lot at the Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene JV facility in Westlake, utilized 8,000 pounds of LyondellBasell’s polymers, sourced from plastic waste utilizing an advanced recycling process.
LyondellBasell partnered with Plastics Industry Association, a plastics manufacturing industry, to complete the project. This is the second project the two companies have completed together reusing recycling polymers.
“You hear about recycling going into shoes and bracelets and things. This is sustainable. This goes on much longer. I mean, a parking lot is going to last much longer than your typical recycling materials or recycling projects do. So this one’s substantial, and it can be utilized all over the world. Wherever you have paving, you can utilize this,” Regional Capital Projects Manager Kelli David said.
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