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New AASHTO Specification 294R – Recycled Content in Drainage Pipes
Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM MST
Category: Other Events

Using plastic drainage pipes in road and infrastructure projects is a common practice, but until now they haven’t contained recycled content. And, now they can! Recently AASHTO adopted a new specification – 294R – that allows for plastic pipe products to be certified as containing post-consumer recycled content and meet the rigorous 100 year life span requirements.

This webinar will provide you the background and insights you need to be sure you are using the latest drainage pipes while providing a positive impact for your community and state’s recycling programs.

Who should attend?

  • DPW and DOT professionals
  • State recycling/environmental professionals
  • Recycled content advocates
  • State and community recycling leaders
  • Plastic recyclers
  • Economic development and recycling market development professionals

The webinar is being co-sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

Featured speakers and topics will be:

  • Liz Bedard, APR Director of Olefins/Rigids Division - Introduction
  • Ryan Fragapane, Associate Program Manager, AASHTO’s National Transportation Evaluation Program (NTPEP) – The 294R Standard and how products are verified to comply with the standard on behalf of the State DOT’s to ensure recycled pipe quality
  • Michael Plumier, Crossroad Engineering /University of Minnesota, Duluth - Field and laboratory studies that established the service life of pipes with recycled material upon which 294R is based
  • Joe Babcanec, P.E., Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) - Research that was done with Battelle Laboratories recycled material variability study to support the effectiveness of 294R

Registration is required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/412037986078691595

For more information, contact Lynn Rubinstein, NERC.