JAKARTA - PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (TPIA) supplies 30 tonnes of chopped plastic to be used in the asphalt mixture used to build 10-kilometres long asphalt pavement in Cilegon, Banten. The plastic used for the asphalt mixture is high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
Vice President of Corporate Affairs of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, stated that the company provided the HDPE plastics to be used in the asphalt mixture used by Cilegon Government for road construction," he said as cited from the press release.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by the President Director of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Erwin Ciputra and Acting Major of Cilegon, Edi Ariadi. According to the results of the study conducted by the Department of Public Works and Public Housing, HDPE plastic in asphalt mixture will increase the stability of the asphalt by 40%.
"We hope that by using HDPE plastic, it will change the public mindset about recycled plastic," he added. (LK/AR)