Dow Thailand Group and SCG on Monday announced a joint effort to turn recycled plastics into asphalt roads, which will help reduce plastic marine debris, enhance road performance and potentially reduce greenhouse-gas emissions during road construction.
Currently, Thailand is ranked sixth worst out of 192 countries as a major contributor of plastic ocean debris.
According to the Marine and Coastal Resources Department, there are approximately 11.5 million tonnes of waste in the Kingdom’s 23 coastal provinces, with more than 1.5 million tonnes of the waste consisting of plastics.
Dow and SCG are working together to provide a valuable end-of-life solution to that plastic waste to ensure it does not end up as marine debris, the companies said in a press release.
The collaborative project helps further Dow’s “2025 Sustainability Goals” to advance a circular economy by delivering solutions to tackle environmental issues, raise awareness on recycling and reuse of plastics, and create a sustainable business environment for plastics producers and consumers alike.