Our molecular recycling technology, MoReTec, addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time: How to help eliminate plastic waste by giving it a second life? Growing interest in addressing the challenge of plastic waste requires innovative solutions and our MoReTec technology is on its way to becoming one of the solutions that can address at scale the challenge of hard-to-recycle plastics.
This additional step in advanced recycling will enable us to recycle multilayer and hybrid plastic materials, which can’t be easily recovered by mechanical recycling, and return larger volumes of plastic waste back into the value chain.
To create high-quality recycled polymers from household waste with mechanical recycling requires knowledge, capabilities and experience. To achieve these next-level polymers, the recycling process requires a careful selection of polypropylene and polyethylene materials from the waste stream, further treatment and color sorting.
LyondellBasell and SUEZ are joint venture partners in an industry-leading mechanical recycling facility called Quality Circular Polymers (QCP).
To learn more about our QCP products, click here.
Working closely with Neste, a leading renewable raw material supplier, LyondellBasell is offering a new range of polymers called Circulen and Circulen Plus made from renewable raw materials such as cooking and vegetable oil waste.
Explore our Circulen products made from renewable feedstock, click here.
The collaboration between LyondellBasell and Neste, a producer of renewable diesel serves a common goal: to create polymers using renewable raw materials. This collaboration supports the sustainability goals of many companies around the world. Using more renewable-based and recycled materials for their products.
In a joint project, Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable renewable raw materials, such as waste and residue oils were successfully converted into polypropylene and polyethylene. An independent third party tested the polymer products using carbon tracers and confirmed the presence of the renewable raw material content.
To learn more about the collaboration between Neste and LyondellBasell view the press release here.
LyondellBasell is demonstrating its commitment to helping end plastic waste in the environment through multiple efforts focused on advancing the recycling infrastructure and end markets for recycled products.
Explore our Sustainability Report to learn more about the multiple projects LyondellBasell is taking part in to help end plastic waste.