Chemical recycling to give plastic waste a new life

A hand holding circular polyolefin pellets

Circular polyolefins

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

11,000

tonnes

of plastic waste recovered since 2015.

2030

is the year

when the equivalent of 20% of our polyolefins production will be recycled.

Beakers with polyolefins

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.

Classification by key lines and value chain