Case studies share the innovations taking place in our industry in areas that span circularity, climate, sustainable use, innovation, and plastics and health.
A case study in chemical recycling
A four-way collaboration addresses the challenge of recycling hard-to-recycle plastic waste using innovative chemical recycling technology.
Recyclable food packaging contributes to a lower carbon footprint
How do you balance the need to keep food fresh, safe and optimal while recognizing that every piece of packaging has the potential to add to growing volumes of non-recyclable waste? Finding an eco-friendly alternative that maintains the necessary properties for food packaging while enabling recyclability is crucial for reducing the environmental impact of packaging waste. Covestro may have found the answer.
Dow’s commitment to advanced recycling of plastics sees the scaling-up of technology
We need to do things differently to move towards a circular plastics economy. Dow shows how partnership and collaboration can help to drive and embed new technologies.
A collaboration to transform hard-to-recycle waste into new products that are 100% recyclable
Thanks to patented technology, a new waste-to-parts process has been able to transform hard-to-recycle plastics into practical and valuable products – giving a new lease of life to waste materials. This innovative approach brings waste that would have previously gone to incineration or landfill into a circular plastics loop and reduces the need for virgin feedstock. It’s a more sustainable approach that results in less raw material use and emissions generated.
Reducing carbon footprints with Borealis Bornewables™’ ISCC Plus Certified Polyolefins
Borealis is replacing traditional feedstock with a sustainable alternative for the production of plastic applications, thanks to the launch of its Bornewables™ portfolio of circular polyolefin products. The Bornewables™ are manufactured with second-generation renewable feedstock derived solely from waste and residue streams, for example, from vegetable oil production; the paper and pulp industry; or used cooking oil.