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Paving with Plastic: State of the Knowledge
Since China and other countries stopped importing waste plastics from other countries in 2018, finding a successful way to recycle or reuse plastic has become a national concern. Many have suggested using processed plastic waste in asphalt mixtures as either a polymer substitute, aggregate enhancement, or, in some cases, a binder replacement. NAPA, the Asphalt Institute, and National Center for Asphalt Technology have partnered together to understand what the science currently says and understand if plastic can be recycled responsibly into asphalt mixtures. This webinar will present the findings of this collaborative effort.

Participants in this webinar will:
- Grasp the current landscape regarding plastic waste in the United States
- Learn what research has shown the industry regarding the use of plastics in asphalt
- Understand the research gaps and what critical questions need to be answered.

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

J. Richard Willis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Engineering, Research and Technology @National Asphalt Pavement Association
Fan Yin, P.E., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor @National Center for Asphalt Technology