Chemical recycling to give plastic waste a new life
Ciruclar polyolefins are raw materials that are used to produce plastic materials. They are obtained by substituting part of the virgin feedstock with oil derived from chemically recycling plastic waste that is not suitable for mechanical recycling.
This waste, which would otherwise end up in a landfill, is transformed into alternative raw materials that are used in our industrial complexes, enabling us to limit the use of non-renewable resources.
Since 2015, we have been experimentally using this type of oil at an industrial scale in our Puertollano complex, making us pioneers in the use of pyrolysis oil to produce circular polyolefins.
Alternative high-quality raw materials
As of today, all our petrochemical complexes are ISCC PLUS certified by the Control Union for the production of circular polyolefins. With this certification, we are able to guarantee the traceability of the waste used at our facilities, as well as the same quality and functionality of our products as if they had been produced with virgin raw materials.
This new range of circular products offers the perfect alternative for applications that demand high cleanliness and safety requirements such as in the case of medical and food packaging, among others.
Circular polyolefins in figures
of plastic waste recovered since 2015.
when the equivalent of 20% of our polyolefins production will be recycled.
Classification by key lines and value chain
Our circular economy projects are aligned with the key lines of our strategy and are present throughout our entire value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.
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Fuels from urban waste
We recover leftover energy from urban waste that has reached the end of its useful life in order to produce fuels.
We obtain new polyolefins from recycled materials, while guaranteeing top quality and functionality.
We bring renewable energy generation to the point of consumption by creating solar communities.
We implement solutions to transform biomass into advanced biofuels with low CO2 emissions.
Drilling mud management
We transform drilling mud waste into new fuels by applying thermal desorption techniques.
Lubricants formulated with regenerated bases
We use base oils derived from the regeneration of used oils to produce new lubricants.
Waste treatment in our facilities
We apply bioremediation and compost techniques to make use of waste.
Reusing asset equipment
We extend the useful life of our asset equipment by reusing it in our own operations or those of other companies.
Reusing water from urban wastewater plants
We reuse water from urban wastewater treatment plants to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed.
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What is circular economy?
A production and consumption model that ensures sustainable growth over time, while driving resource optimization.