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LyondellBasell Drives Actions on Climate Protection Through Renewable Energy
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LyondellBasell Drives Actions on Climate Protection Through Renewable Energy
Every day, we repeat simple tasks embedded into our daily routine, such as turning on the lights, making breakfast or brewing our morning cup of coffee. Many people go about their day without thinking about the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with the electricity consumption of these daily, routine tasks. As electricity consumers, we all have a role to play in reducing global warming. At LyondellBasell, we also have a significant role to play. We are committed to taking bold actions...
Leaving Our Footprints in the Snow
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Leaving Our Footprints in the Snow
This time of year, the summer season can bring warmer weather for many parts of the world. After a few days of scorching temperatures, it’s easy to begin reminiscing on cooler temperatures or wishing for snow this winter, as you imagine building a snowman or hitting the slopes to make getting through the summer heat more bearable. Through a new collaborative project with sport equipment specialist TSL, LyondellBasell is thinking of snow this winter, too. TSL, using LyondellBasell Circulen...
Improving the World Around Us
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Improving the World Around Us
Plastics are critical components of the things we use every day, such as the plastic vehicle parts for creating car bumpers to the plastic used in making cosmetic tubes to the plastic wrap found on meat packaging. By creating these materials, we are facilitating a thriving society. The global challenges around plastics are in the disposal, recyclability and overall responsible use of the material. Manufacturers like LyondellBasell are developing innovative and practical solutions to address t...
Self-Care: the Sustainable Way
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Self-Care: the Sustainable Way
When shopping for beauty and bath products, you may gravitate towards the product with the most eye-catching packaging – the shiniest or the boldest. Have you ever thought about where the plastic packaging comes from or where that packaging will end up once you dispose of it? With these fundamental questions in mind, a new collaboration is sure to help uncover answers.   Using advanced recycling technology, LyondellBasell is helping plastics circulate through our global economy rather than en...
Earth Day Celebration Demonstrates Collective Action Key to Healthy Environment
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Earth Day Celebration Demonstrates Collective Action Key to Healthy Environment
In alignment with this year’s Earth Day theme, “Invest In Our Planet,” LyondellBasell focused its Earth Day activities on meaningful action. The company’s aim was to help protect the environment and make progress toward its goal of replanting and distributing 6,000 trees across the greater Houston area by the end of 2022. Together with Trees For Houston and The Astros Foundation, LyondellBasell gave away 2,500 trees, enough to remove approximately 1.1 million  pounds of carbon dioxide from th...
‘A Green Coat:’ LyondellBasell Collaborates with Nippon Paint China on Sustainable Packaging
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‘A Green Coat:’ LyondellBasell Collaborates with Nippon Paint China on Sustainable Packaging
Many of us have used the phrase “think outside of the box” when encouraging creativity and innovation. LyondellBasell applies that concept of creativity by challenging the box itself – or in this case, the packaging. LyondellBasell and Nippon Paint China, a top household paint brand among Chinese consumers, have announced an exciting collaboration to create packaging using LyondellBasell’s Circulen Recover polymers for Nippon’s waterproofing and interface agent painting products. This...
Recycled Cup Collaboration with Wendy’s and Berry Global to Divert Plastic Waste from Landfills
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Recycled Cup Collaboration with Wendy’s and Berry Global to Divert Plastic Waste from Landfills
Your drive-through experience will soon have a lower environmental impact due to a collaboration between Wendy’s® restaurants, manufacturer Berry Global and LyondellBasell. The initiative, which launched in U.S. and Canadian restaurants in early 2022, will produce Wendy’s drink cups partially created with our CirculenRevive advanced recycled plastic, using a mass balance approach. These new cups will divert an estimated 10 million pounds of plastic waste from landfills over the first two year...
Renewable Energy
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Renewable Energy
Decarbonizing our electricity supply through the purchase of renewable electricity is crucial to meet our 2030 targets. LyondellBasell is committed to procure a minimum of 50% of our current electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2030, which is approximately five million megawatt hours per year. We estimate this will reduce approximately 1.5 million metric tons of GHG from our scope 2 emissions annually. We consumed nearly nine terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in our baseline ye...
Citizen-Scientists Support a Plastic-Free River Mersey
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Citizen-Scientists Support a Plastic-Free River Mersey
Community members, non-profit organizations and corporations including LyondellBasell collaborated to launch the Plastic Free Mersey project in July of 2021. This citizen-science initiative trains and supports volunteers to collect valuable data about the plastic found along the River Mersey and its 23 tributaries that flow from the Pennines to Liverpool Bay in the north of England. In addition, the project focuses on identifying and quantifying plastic and other litter on riverbanks and...
Phasing Out Coal from Our Power Plant in Wesseling
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Phasing Out Coal from Our Power Plant in Wesseling
Our roadmap to net zero by 2050 requires more than technology solutions and investments. It will require thinking differently about how we power our facilities and industry. Our facility in Wesseling, Germany, will reduce site emissions by approximately 170,000 metric tons per year by replacing coal used in the on-site power plant with energy sourced from high-pressure steam generated by natural gas. The phase-out project is in partnership with Evonik, a German specialty chemicals company. Th...
Unlocking Impact Through Collaboration
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Unlocking Impact Through Collaboration
The magnitude of the plastic waste issue has highlighted the urgent need for collaboration across the value chain to make a positive impact. In 2021, we established collaborations and made investments with nonprofits, capital investors and industry peers focused on scalable solutions that increase plastics recovery and recycling. LyondellBasell is a founding member of The Alliance to End Plastic Waste. In just three years, the Alliance has grown from 27 to more than 65 members that span the...
Improving Product Circularity Helps Keep Plastic Out of the Environment
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Improving Product Circularity Helps Keep Plastic Out of the Environment
Ending plastic waste in the environment is a global challenge that cannot be addressed with one single solution or one company alone. Solving the challenge will take innovation from across the global value chain. LyondellBasell is taking an active role in helping to reduce and ultimately eliminate plastic waste by improving the recyclability of plastic packaging.    LyondellBasell, as an integral part of the packaging market’s value chain, has developed a solution to help address the issue. T...
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