We welcome this development in the use of recycled plastics. This is a great move towards lessening the plastic waste that the country is producing. We congratulate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and its president Ramon Ang for a job well done.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has recently started testing asphalt produced with recycled plastic waste and bitumen as additives on a 1,500-square meter pilot site at its new logistics center in General Trias, Cavite. Some 900 kilos of plastic waste, equivalent to some 180,000 sachets and plastic bags, were used for the test site. SMC president Ramon S. Ang says that the initiative is to address the plastic waste issue by creating a sustainable use for waste plastics that would usually end up in landfills, rivers and oceans. The company also earlier announced the shift to biodegradable plastic packaging for food and non-food products through the technology developed by Philippine Bioresins Corporation.
SMC’s technology partner, global materials science company Dow, said that recycled plastic waste acts as a binder together with bitumen, in the production of asphalt.
Full details at Iloilo Today.