SCG, Dow Partner to Turn Recycled Plastics into Asphalt Roads

In Thailand to develop the first recycled plastic roads in industrial estate, big groups like The AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited, Chemicals Business, SCG and Dow Thailand Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). In Thailand, this is the first recycled plastics roads in industrial estate.

The plan to develop roads includes AMATA Smart City Chonburi. It is a pilot project which will create new usage for plastic waste and advances a circular economy. This will provide opportunities to increase the sturdiness of asphalt roads, at the same time it will reduce the amount of plastic waste in the industrial estate, which will save the environment.

Currently, Thailand is having approximately 1.5 million tons of unattended plastic waste. These are negatively affecting the environment. The initiative taken by the three organization will help in reducing the amount of plastic waste in the environment and will create value for plastic waste. Approximately 1.3 tons of plastic waste will be used in Amata City Chonburi and it will create roads that stretch 2,600 square meters. It is equivalent to approximately 1,00,000 plastic bags. This project is expected to be completed by November 2018. This type of asphalt plastic roads is more durable than the normal one and it is also having skid resistance.

– Khushboo Pandey,
Research Analyst,
Infoholic Research