Materials for modern living

Advanced recycling technology

Putting circularity into circulation

Advanced recycling technology

Turning more of the plastics we use every day into valuable products

Plastics benefit society in many ways. Because they're lightweight, versatile and durable, they're often the material of choice when compared with alternatives such as paper, aluminum or glass. They're expected to play a vital role in a net-zero future because they're needed for new lower-carbon technologies.

The advanced recycling process converts plastic waste back into its molecular building blocks, which then become the raw material for making new plastics, transportation fuels and other products. It’s a proven technology that can be used around the world to improve recycling rates and support a more circular economy.

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Why does advanced recycling matter?

Less than 10% of plastics are recycled today. The rest is incinerated, put into a landfill or winds up in the environment.

Advanced recycling complements traditional recycling methods and helps address plastic waste by enabling the breakdown of more kinds of plastic and converting them back into the molecules needed to make new products. It’s also helping users of plastic such as packaging manufacturers, beverage companies and restaurants meet their sustainability goals by incorporating more circular content into their products.

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data

Advanced recycling: A different way to handle used plastics

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What we're doing now

Our advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, has been operating since December 2022, with the capacity to process 80 million pounds of plastic waste per year.

This facility is already helping to support a more circular economy for plastics.

We plan to increase our global advanced recycling capacity to more than 1 billion pounds per year by 2027, with facilities in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.

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Learn how we’re expanding the plastics lifecycle 

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