Oil firm Total to double production of recycled PP for automotive sector

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Major oil firm Total will increase its production of recycled polypropylene (PP) for the automotive sector to 40,000 tonnes, it has announced.

Its affiliate company Synova, which it bought earlier this year, will increase its production of PP in its Normandy base by 2021 to reach this target.

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Synova will provide high quality recycled plastics that meet the standards of carmakers and automotive OEMs.

Total Refining & Chemicals senior vice president polymers Valérie Goff said: “Among their many qualities, plastics help to reduce the weight of everyday items, improving their energy efficiency, and to shrink our carbon emissions. By developing the share of recycled raw materials, we provide a concrete response to the challenge of managing the end-of-life plastics.

“This investment, which consolidates the acquisition of Synova in early 2019, marks a new milestone in our circular economy activities and contributes to our target of producing 30% recycled polymers by 2030 and Total’s ambition to be the responsible energy major.”

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