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Chevron Phillips Chemical Committed to Keeping our Beaches Around the World Clean
As part of the company’s continued commitment to keeping our coastlines clean, in 2018 our employees participated in various beach clean-up programs around the globe. Our volunteers collaborated with the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program to pick up trash along Surfside Beach. Approximately 400 people from various companies cleaned up 13 miles of coastline and collected nearly 3,300 pounds of trash. Our Chevron Phillips Chemicals Asia (CPCA) and Chevron Phillips Singapore Chemicals (CPSC) employees jointly organized a beach clean-up at Changi Beach Park and collected 40 kg of debris. Employees from our Tessenderlo, Belgium facility collected 26 garbage bags of debris at a Koksijde beach clean-up. 


Reducing plastic waste in Doha, one bottle at a time
In an effort to reduce the need for disposable water bottles on campus, the American School of Doha sustainability committee and high school eco council developed the Go Refillable Initiative. In 2018, Chevron Phillips Chemical’s facility in Qatar donated 700 reusable water bottles to support this effort. The bottles are distributed to new faculty and students, visiting coaches and referees. At special events, the school plans to measure the campaign’s success by researching bottle distribution numbers. The school currently has 2,250 students encompassing four divisions: Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School.  Our company is proud to support the Go Refillable Initiative and other sustainability programs at ASD. These efforts allow us to give back to the community in a way that supports the company’s focus on sustainable growth.
 
Chevron Phillips Chemical helps government scientist analyze marine debris
In November 2018, Wanda Weatherford, analytical chemist from our Kingwood lab, and Dr. Jennifer Lynch, scientist and program coordinator for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Pacific Islands Program in Oahu, Hawaii, presented a poster on marine debris at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in Sacramento, California. The poster was titled “An inter-laboratory comparison for polymer identification of Hawaiian plastic marine debris: What exactly comprises the debris?” at the largest environmental toxicology science meeting held annually in North America.  NIST, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is one of the nation's oldest physical science labs. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, countless products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement and standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Eight months prior to presenting the poster, Dr. Lynch met Rick Wagner, Chevron Phillip Chemical’s sustainability manager, at a marine debris conference. At the conference, Wagner described techniques our company uses to perform reverse engineering on polymers and multi-layered commercial films as part of our Customer Technical Service function, and how they could provide more insight into ocean debris.
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