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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
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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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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.
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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...
A Lighter Shade of Grey
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A Lighter Shade of Grey
Investment in QCP Grows the Market for Recycled Plastics If there is a problem, LyondellBasell aims to find solutions. One of the current challenges of recycled plastic is finding ways to help brand owners stand out from the competition while meeting consumers’ desires for a sustainable product. “Our customers request light-colored materials that have a fresh and clean appearance that supports their product brand and stands out on the shelf in the supermarket,” said Marcel van der Poel,...
The Demanding World of Caps and Closures
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The Demanding World of Caps and Closures
Think of a bottle of water – and what we expect from it. We want the content to be fresh and the fizz to be preserved if the bottle contains carbonated water. We also want to be able to close the cap back on after taking a drink – and we do not want to see leaks or any contamination – even if the bottle falls over or gets shaken about. The fact is bottles have important jobs to do, including keeping the contents securely enclosed and yet easily accessible. As the working part of the bottle, t...
Taking Substantive Action to Advance Our Sustainability Goals
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Taking Substantive Action to Advance Our Sustainability Goals
As one of the world’s largest producers of plastics and chemicals, LyondellBasell’s products are used by millions of people around the world, every day. We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. Three years ago, LyondellBasell began a journey to advance the circular economy, help address plastic waste in the environment and enhance the overall sustainability of our company. In a relatively short time, we have ma...
We Make a Better Tomorrow Possible
Team LYB Spotlight
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We Make a Better Tomorrow Possible
Every day, the men and women of LyondellBasell work to bring solutions to global challenges – both big and small – to life. From quality medical devices working to fight against COVID-19, to food packaging keeping our fruits and vegetables fresh, our team is dedicated to making life as we know it, better. Across the globe, Team LYB harnesses the power of many to help one another in challenging times. In the midst of a global pandemic, during an economic downturn and cleaning up after natural...
Plastic Sustainability Needs Innovation…But It Can Also Drive It
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Plastic Sustainability Needs Innovation…But It Can Also Drive It
No one I know wants waste plastic in the environment, and everyone I know wants to find a solution to this problem. The good news is LyondellBasell is working in earnest to accelerate the circular economy, create innovative chemical recycling processes, and develop new business models like our mechanical recycling QCP joint venture . Even during this challenging period of COVID-19, our company remains committed to our sustainability strategy and related actions.  Around the world, I think mos...
LyondellBasell Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020
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LyondellBasell Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020
Just half a year ago, my family and I moved to the Netherlands after 12 years in Switzerland and I started a new chapter in my career as Associate Director of Global Sustainability at LyondellBasell. After getting to know the country a little bit better, we decided to move to The Hague, one of the larger cities here. The Hague is spacious, close to LyondellBasell’s Rotterdam offices and most importantly; close to the beach and the ocean. World Oceans Day symbolizes the need to protect this pa...
Channeling the Resources of the Entire Global Value Chain
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Channeling the Resources of the Entire Global Value Chain
Alliance to End Plastic Waste
A Food-Safe Packaging Solutions from Renewables
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Innovation
A Food-Safe Packaging Solutions from Renewables
Circulen used in Toppits and Albal cling film
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