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Learn how our members and partners are addressing plastic waste challenges across the globe. Showcasing how collaboration, technology, and strategic initiatives are driving positive change towards a more sustainable and circular plastics economy.

The acquisition of recycler Heathland B.V. in January 2022 by Trinseo served as an important milestone in its strategic positioning within the market and enhances its footprint as a sustainable solutions provider.
Total Corbion PLA has launched the world’s first commercially available chemically recycled bioplastics product
Borealis continues to invest in the expansion of its advanced mechanical recycling capabilities by building a commercial-scale plant in Schwechat, Austria.
ICIPC LOOP ‘ecodesign’ label drives positive change in packaging recycling in Colombia.
INEOS is constructing a € 4 billion state-of-the-art ethane cracker in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, called Project ONE.
How Stellantis and BASF joined forces to reduce the weight, and improve the durability of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, without compromising safety performance.
ChemCycling® is BASF’s chemical recycling business to manufacture high-performance products from chemically recycled plastic waste on an industrial scale.
Upsyde, a joint venture of Braskem and Terra Circular, is committed to making a tangible impact by upcycling mixed and hard-to-recycle plastic waste.
Ecoplas Green Schools programme inspires and educates on the role of sustainable plastics
Changing lives through education and empowerment while reducing plastic pollution
BASF becomes member of Catena-X Automotive Network Experiment with the Digital Product Passport to speed up its roll-out.
How BASF reduced greenhouse gases, energy consumption and water usage by developing Haptex®, an innovative polyurethane solution for synthetic leather production.


Fresh thinking helps metallised films be recycled into food-grade polymer recyclates
Working in partnership with packaging specialist Duo, UK clothing company Joules embarked upon a journey to explore how post-consumer plastic material could be used to create new packaging products.
As part of its ambition to reach 1 million tons circular polymers by 2030, TotalEnergies is developing products obtained through mechanical recycling of PE, PP and PS.
Magnum becomes the world’s first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in its packaging in SABIC initiative
Dale Vida al Plástico (Bring Plastics to Life) strives to change consumer behaviour on plastic waste
Successful Inkwazi Isu Project reduces waste, empowers the local community and fosters economic growth
Partnership produces the first suitcase series made of recycled material; paves the way for more circularity
As part of their circular economy strategy, LyondellBasell announced in 2022 a new Circular and Low Carbon Solutions business.
INEOS and Wintershall Dea, a German energy company, are leading a consortium that is proving that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technical reality.
Shell and BlueAlp signed a strategic partnership to develop, scale and deploy BlueAlp’s plastic waste to chemical feedstock technology.
Industry first: Yoplait, Trinseo, and Intraplas partner on recycled yogurt pots
Manito certification aids improved plastic sorting and recycling
Go Plastic initiative attracts innovation and entrepreneurship for a sustainable plastics industry
Swiss dairy company Emmi partners on more sustainable CAFFÈ LATTE drinking cups.


In its Steel2Chemicals project, Dow is investigating the use of alternative raw materials for its chemicals production processes.


In July 2022 Dow and Mura Technology announced their joint commitment to scale the chemical recycling of plastics.
Plas-TIC – Empowering the plastics circular economy through information
Braskem’s I’m greenTM bio-based portfolio is made from responsibly–sourced sugarcane ethanol, which can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of final products.
SABIC’s “Safer Chemistry Programme” has been created in 2020 to reduce and manage the use of chemicals of concern in production processes.


Dow’s commitment to advanced recycling of plastics sees the scaling-up of technology
A collaboration to transform hard-to-recycle waste into new products that are 100% recyclable
Creating a new life for post-consumer containers and packaging
INTI-Ecoplas recycled plastic eco-label certification supports a circular plastics economy in Argentina
FeelGood EcoNurture LLP and Adani Electricity combine forces to reduce carbon and save costs
How Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and BASF teamed up to turn pyrolysis oil derived from waste plastics into virgin-grade high performance products – fit for high end automotive parts
Production of sustainable polyethylene based on carbon captured from industrial waste gas