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LyondellBasell acquires recycling assets in California

Published: February 21, 2024

LyondellBasell facility exterior.

LyondellBasell, a global plastics manufacturer, has made major inroads into the recycling industry in recent years. | Flagmania/Shutterstock

Global plastics producer LyondellBasell has acquired mechanical plastic recycling processing machinery and properties in California from recycling company PreZero. Continue Reading

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TotalEnergies kicks off chemical recycling in Texas

Published: February 7, 2024

Plastic pellets.

TotalEnergies, a global petroleum and energy company, is converting scrap plastic into new polymers in Texas | StanislauV/Shutterstock

A TotalEnergies plant in La Porte, Texas, has begun converting plastic into polypropylene polymers via chemical recycling, the global petroleum and energy company announced late last month.  Continue Reading

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TRP: Chemical recycling must prove its worth

Published: January 30, 2024


The Recycling Partnership recently highlighted questions around chemical recycling. | RecycleMan/Shutterstock

Plastic recycling technologies that fall under the umbrella of chemical recycling must prove that they meet genuine needs and benefit people and the natural environment, The Recycling Partnership said earlier this month.  Continue Reading