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Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene

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We are proud to introduce Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene, made using advanced recycling technology and certified through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC PLUS) process. Through advanced recycling, we are now able to convert waste plastics into a new product line of high-quality circular polyethylene resins.

Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene is a cutting-edge product that embodies our commitment to helping the world find sustainable solutions and eliminate plastic waste in the environment. The advanced recycling technology leveraged by Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) enables us to produce circular polyethylene from waste plastics. We are targeting an annual production volume of 1 billion lbs. of Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene by 2030. 

Advanced recycling
Advanced recycling, sometimes referred to as “chemical recycling,” converts plastic waste to valuable liquids that can become new petrochemicals. This approach complements traditional recycling by converting a range of materials, including many difficult-to-recycle plastics, into important building blocks for new chemicals. Because of the potential to repeatedly recycle post-use plastics into new materials, polymers produced through advanced recycling are often referred to as “circular polymers.” Our circular polyethylene matches the performance and safety specifications of the virgin polymers Chevron Phillips Chemical is known for globally. 

 Click below to see how advanced recycling can breathe a new life into plastic waste – again, and again, and again.

 

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“All recycling methods have a role to play in reducing plastic waste and achieving the societal sustainability goals we all want. This advanced recycling technology allows us to recover hydrocarbons from plastic waste that have previously been difficult, or even impossible to recycle, enabling us to upgrade them into clean, safe circular plastics. We are excited to be at the forefront of this technology as we seek to implement sustainable solutions that cultivate a circular economy.”

– Ron Abbott, sustainability technology manager

Advanced recycling infographic
This infographic shows how difficult-to-recycle plastics can be converted to usable liquids before being turned into brand-new materials that are clean and safe!
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End-to-end certified, circular product

Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene is ISCC PLUS certified. The internationally recognized ISCC PLUS certification verifies that Chevron Phillips Chemical meets the high standards required to hold the certificate, providing customers of Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene with added confidence in the certified circular product. This certification reflects our committed and growing efforts to create sustainable streams for waste plastics. Our Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, TX currently producing Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene, is Chevron Phillips Chemical’s first location to receive the ISCC PLUS certification, a status we expect for additional sites as they are added to our expanding advanced recycling program.  

Announcements

Feb. 2022

INFINITY RECYCLING INVESTMENT
Chevron Phillips Chemical invests in Infinity Recycling’s Circular Plastics Fund to help develop solutions to address the plastic waste challenge - Read more

Jan. 2022 FIRST CIRCULAR POLYMER SALES
Chevron Phillips Chemical successfully completes first U.S. commercial scale production of circular polyethylene from recycled mixed-waste plastics - Read more
Dec. 2021 MURA TECHNOLOGY AND NEXUS CIRCULAR INVESTMENTS
Six Pines Investments LLC purchases stake in top plastics recyclers to accelerate transformation to a circular economy for plastics - Read more

June 2021

RE | FOCUS SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP INNOVATION AWARD
Chevron Phillips Chemical earns top honors from PLASTICS Industry Association for launch of Marlex® Anew™ Circular PE - Read more

Jan. 2021 ISCC PLUS CERTIFICATION
Chevron Phillips Chemical receives ISCC PLUS certification, secures supply agreement with Nexus as advanced recycling program matures - Read more

Oct. 2020

FIRST CIRCULAR POLYMER PRODUCTION
Chevron Phillips Chemical successfully completes first U.S. commercial scale production of circular polyethylene from recycled mixed-waste plastics becoming first US company to announce circular polyethylene production - Read more

 

For media inquiries:
Ryan Draper
Phone: 832-813-4381
Email: [email protected]
For sales inquiries:
Rob Zellar
Phone: 832-585-6382
Email: robert.zellar@cpchem.com