A recycler in space

Made In Space, Inc. and Braskem join forces to build and launch a plastic recycler to the International Space Station (ISS); the machine will be used to produce plastic filaments for a 3D printer already onboard

In 2019, the International Space Station, orbiting earth at an altitude of 409 km, will get precious new equipment: a plastic recycler. The machine was produced by both Braskem and Made In Space, Inc. to recycle all green plastic used by the station’s 3D printer. Green plastic is produced by processing sugar cane ethanol. With this new technology, printed tools and other materials used onboard will be recycled and reused ‘locally’, closing the green plastic cycle in space.

 

Get to know Braskem’s positioning on Circular Economy in full: http://www.braskem.com/circulareconomy

 

Content published in October 4, 2018

What Braskem is doing about it?

On November 7th, 2018, Braskem launched its new Worldwide Positioning on Circular Economy. With regard to its positioning, the company will voluntarily work to reach several different goals, one of them being to guarantee that 100% of its petrochemical plants will adopt the best pellet control practices by 2020.

Braskem acknowledges that adequate management of the disposal of post-consumption plastic waste is an increasing global concern, and that the material must be used with responsibility, reused, recycled or reclaimed. To do so, all sectors of society and every citizen must work together to advance conscious consumption and plastic life cycle management.

To learn more on Braskem’s commitment and the eight key issues that are being addressed to comply with it, visit http://www.braskem.com/circulareconomy

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