Bottles from plastic waste
We apply circular economy principles throughout the entire production cycle and our value chain, from the source to the commercialization of our products and services.
Through ecodesign, we incorporate circular criteria from the earliest phases, such as the conceptualization of our products, to extend their useful life and be able to recycle their components once they reach their end-of-life, including bottles.
We are developing various initiatives associated with the incorporation of plastic waste to produce new bottles in a more sustainable way. To that end, we collaborate with suppliers and clients on many occasions. By introducing plastic waste material, we are diminishing the amount of virgin feedstock used as well as our carbon footprint.
In our Lubricants business unit, bottles have been designed with a layer of recycled plastic material comprising up to 40% of the material used to produce it. Also, in addition to featuring the same performance and quality needed to ensure their required functionality, these bottles are 100% recyclable.
Some of the benefits of this initiative include:
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.
Drilling mud management
We transform drilling mud waste into new fuels by applying thermal desorption techniques.
We transform plastic waste into circular polyolefins that feature the same quality and functionality of virgin materials.
Lubricants formulated with regenerated bases
We use base oils derived from the regeneration of used oils to produce new lubricants.
Waste treatment in exploration and production operations
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 treatment plants
We reuse water from urban wastewater treatment plants to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed.