Repsol Reciclex® is a new material created from plastic waste that is incorporated into virgin resins and which maintain the same qualities, ensuring the material's consistency and functionality for its final application. With this new range of products, we expand our commitment to circular economy and our value chain, making more sustainable, innovative solutions.
In our Repsol Reciclex® range, we manufacture high-quality raw plastic materials that incorporate a portion of post-consumer plastic that has completed its useful life and otherwise would end up in a landfill. These raw materials can have various final applications, for example, in:
The process begins with the collection of plastic waste that has reached the end of its useful life and continues with the mechanic recycle, which is a physical process through which plastic is separated and broken down in order to be fed back into new production processes in our petrochemical complexes. The result is the production of a new plastic material that has the same properties and functionality as the virgin raw material, which are required for its final application in containers, car components, and outdoor furniture, among other uses.
Throughout this process, collaboration with the various actors in the value chain is fundamental, from the suppliers of the raw material that guarantee the plastic waste is high-quality to the transformers and waste managers. A deep understanding of our production processes is also very important to ensure that the incorporation of these raw materials is viable for obtaining high-quality final products.
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 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.