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Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
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Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
Tomorrow’s chemical engineers and scientists will power the circular economy and innovate our business in new and creative ways. However, the pathways to achieving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees show there are too many roadblocks for women and minorities, and in particular for Black students. LyondellBasell provided scholarships to 10 students pursuing STEM education at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) through the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative...
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Sustainability
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
LyondellBasell is working to reduce our operational CO2 footprint and collaborating with our value chain partners to deliver more sustainable solutions, products and technologies to the market. In our 2018 sustainability report, we committed to a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions per metric ton of product produced compared with 2015 levels. This represents our first step as we do our part to support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the transition to a low-carbon economy. While we current...
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
Sustainability
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
We sell our polymer products in the form of pellets, flakes and powders. They are handled at multiple points from creation to customer delivery. To meet our goal of zero loss of these materials into the environment, we are working with our employees, contractors, transportation partners and customers in a way that is collaborative and transparent. We are a member of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS), the plastics industry’s global initiative that promotes collaboration, training, and education in...
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Sustainability
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Ending plastic waste in the environment is an ambitious goal that can only be achieved through industry collaboration and partnering with non-profits like the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), who share our passion for harnessing the power of circularity. As a founding member of the Alliance, LyondellBasell provides project funding and leverages our industry network to engage the technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners needed to advance innovative solutions arou...
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
Sustainability
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
In 2019, LyondellBasell achieved the first parallel production of polypropylene and low-density polyethylene made from renewable raw materials as an alternative to fossilderived resources. Since that time, we have expanded our renewable-based polymers to help our customers create packaging that appeals to consumers who prioritize sustainability, which is approximately 26% of the global marketplace according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey. For Laboratories Sarbec whose purpose is t...
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
Sustainability
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
LyondellBasell and our mechanical recycling joint venture Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) are working with Unilever, a leading global consumer goods company, to develop packaging materials made from recycled plastic waste for Unilever’s newly introduced Dove roll on and Rexona deodorant product lines. For these two applications alone, it is estimated that 940 metric tons of post-consumer resins will replace previously used fossil-based resins in 2021. The packaging for both deodorants can be...
LyondellBasell Australia Collaborates to Create Food Packaging Prototype with Recycled Content
Sustainability
Innovation
LyondellBasell Australia Collaborates to Create Food Packaging Prototype with Recycled Content
LyondellBasell joined a group of companies to co-develop a prototype KitKat wrapper made with 30% recycled soft plastic. This innovative prototype was created to demonstrate what is technically possible in Australia, driven by the collaborators’ desire to drive a circular future for soft plastics in Australia. The demonstration project started with a collection trial on the New South Wales Central Coast of Australia, where soft plastic waste was collected from households via a dedicated bag...
LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
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Innovation
LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
LyondellBasell Celebrates World Water Day
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LyondellBasell Celebrates World Water Day
Water means a variety of things to different people, environments, and cultures around the world. Whether it is being used for health and hygiene, industry processes or nature preservation, water is something the world cannot live without. As the world continues to modernize and the global population increases, there is an even greater demand for this natural resource. In recognition of World Water Day, we want to emphasize how our deliberate steps toward sustainability and conservation help...
LyondellBasell Collaborates on First Paving Project Using Recycled Plastic
Sustainability
LyondellBasell Collaborates on First Paving Project Using Recycled Plastic
Both LyondellBasell and Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) have goals to bring solutions to global challenges, such as helping eliminate and reducing plastic waste. Recently, both organizations came together on a project that has turned the equivalent of 71,000 plastic retail bags into the paving material of a repaved parking lot at the Cincinnati Technology Center in Ohio. This 2,885 square yard lot was made up of over 4,000 pounds of plastic waste and was the first installation of the...
From An Environmental Challenge to Valuable Feedstock: Growing our Sustainable Solutions
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Sustainability
From An Environmental Challenge to Valuable Feedstock: Growing our Sustainable Solutions
At LyondellBasell, we believe that ending plastic waste in the environment is a critical issue of our time. By helping to advance a circular economy, we meaningfully address this challenge and also reduce resource use enabling a more sustainable future. Earlier this year, we laid out a bold ambition to produce and market 2 million tons of recycled and renewable source-based polymers per year by 2030. To help this vision become reality, in 2018, with our partner SUEZ, we purchased a company...
LyondellBasell Takes Part in Multiple Projects to Help End Plastic Waste in the U.S.
Sustainability
LyondellBasell Takes Part in Multiple Projects to Help End Plastic Waste in the U.S.
Across the world, plastics improve our quality of life and play a critical role in advancing a wide range of sustainability efforts. Yet, globally we face the growing problem of plastic waste in the environment. As a top producer of polypropylene, LyondellBasell believes that finding a solution to the plastic waste challenge requires collaboration from across the full value chain, new partnerships between industry, governments and NGOs, and focused innovation. LyondellBasell is committed to...
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