LyondellBasell launches three plastic products based on different recycling technologies

LyondellBasell successfully starts up its MoReTec molecular recycling facility at its Ferrara, Italy, site.

Plastic, chemical and recycling company LyondellBasell has launched a suite of three plastic products that use different recycling technologies.

It is part of the firm’s goal of producing two million tonnes of recycled and renewable-based polymers annually by 2030.


Called Circulen, the product portfolio includes:

  • CirculenRecover polymers that are made from plastic waste recovered through mechanical recycling
  • CirculenRevive polymers that are made from chemical recycling
  • CirculenRenew polymers that are made from renewable feedstocks such as used cooking oil.

LyondellBasell executive vice president Global Olefins and Polyolefins Ken Lane said: “With the new Circulen product portfolio, we are taking concrete action to advance the circular economy today, innovate for the future and partner across the value chain.

“Our ambition is bold, yet necessary, and we are committed to doing our part to help address the global challenges of plastic waste in the environment and climate change while meeting customer and brand owner needs.”

The LyondellBasell Circulen polymers made from the three recycling technologies are currently available in Europe and will be introduced soon to North America and China.

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