News | July 2, 2014

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC Wastewater Project Wins National Recycling Award From American Chemistry Council

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC received a Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for successfully implementing a wastewater management project in Port Arthur, Texas that reduces site waste along with operating costs. Representatives from the company were recognized during the 2014 Responsible CareConference and Expo in Miami, FL.

“Being nationally recognized as an industry top performer highlights our continuing focus on innovative and sustainable solutions that benefit our customers and the environment,” said Greg Masica, Vice President and Site Manager of BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC in Port Arthur. “Through site-wide teamwork and collaboration, our employees created an industry best practice that helps minimize waste, conserve resources and increase cost efficiency.”

Historically, all waste water that was generated from operational processes, such as water testing on equipment, was sent to an off-site disposal facility. Last year Port Arthur employees developed a process to reuse waste water that met site requirements instead of transporting it for disposal. Now, all water meeting the site’s requirements is reused on site, resulting in substantial annual savings. More importantly, the Port Arthur site is demonstrating strong environmental leadership by recycling, reducing and reusing a natural resource – water.

The Responsible Care awards program recognizes ACC members and partner companies that help ACC meet industry-wide safety and product stewardship targets in waste minimization, reuse and recycling. It also provides opportunities for participants to share and promote best practices.

"These companies and individuals truly embody the Responsible Care ethic and give the Responsible Care program its credibility and strength,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “They demonstrate the chemical industry’s commitment to sound performance and the health and safety of its workers, its customers, and the communities in which we operate.”

About BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals, LLC
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC is located in Port Arthur, Texas and manufactures a range of chemicals used in hundreds of consumer products. BASF TOTAL is a joint venture partnership between BASF Corporation, 60 percent ownership, and Total Petrochemicals &Refining USA, 40 percent ownership. For more information, visit www.basf.us or www.totalpetrochemicalsusa.com.

About BASF - The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.4 billion in 2013. For more information, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. For more information, visit www.basf.com.

About Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Incorporated
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. (TPRI) is part of the Refining-Petrochemicals Americas Division of Total S.A., one of the largest integrated international oil and gas companies with operations in more than 130 countries worldwide. TPRI is headquartered in Houston and is a major producer of polypropylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals and polyethylene in the United States. Its refinery produces transportation fuels and other petroleum-based products for the global market. The company employs more than 1,600 who work in support of manufacturing and research/development activities in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, visit www.totalpetrochemicalsrefiningusa.com.

SOURCE: BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC

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