CIAC members Inter Pipeline (IPL) and The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) announced a partnership to research opportunities to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada. The 10-year agreement, known as Plastics Research in Action (PRIA), will be funded by a $10 million commitment from IPL, which represents the largest applied research partnership in NAIT’s history.
“CIAC is proud of IPL and their commitment to plastic waste reduction research at NAIT. This is another illustration of CIAC member companies leading by example in implementing innovative, science-based solutions addressing plastic waste,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC.
“This initiative reflects Inter Pipeline’s commitment to the Responsible Care® Ethic and Principles for Sustainability and the Responsible Care Codes at their Heartland Petrochemical Complex. Their commitment to Responsible Care will lead to safer and more sustainable products and processes and help maintain high environmental and safety performance standards at their facility.”
PRIA will draw on NAIT’s applied research expertise in the area of process engineering, process automation and environmental sustainability. Potential research projects include examining opportunities for plastic to be reused and supporting the ideals of a circular economy. A portion of the applied research funding will also be dedicated to improving sustainable practices at Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex.
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