We are proud to introduce Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene, made using advanced recycling technology. 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 exceptionally proud to be the first company to announce production of a circular polyethylene on this scale in the U.S. The successful production run marks a huge step for CPChem on our path to being a world leader in producing circular polymers.”
– Jim Becker, Vice President of polymers and sustainability
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.
“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 technical manager
On the horizon: certification & commercialization
We are now working on scaling up production of circular polyethylene to meet our ambitious production plans. Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene will soon be certified through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC Plus™) using their internationally recognized mass balance certification methodology before being made available to customers. Obtaining this internationally recognized certification adds credibility to the circularity of our new product and offers additional assurance to customers who purchase Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene that they are receiving a certified, circular polyethylene resin.
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