Learn about the operation of mechanical recycling chain, the most traditional method in the world

Mechanical Recycling is the process of collecting plastic debris, washing, melting and having the waste transformed into raw material for a new productive process of plastic transformation. This is the most traditional method in the world. The plastic pellets that are a byproduct of this process can be used for producing new material; such as garbage bags, floors, hoses, non-food packaging and car parts, among others.

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Content published in May 25, 2018

What Braskem is doing about it?

Since 2005, Braskem uses the life cycle assessment (LCA) to better understand the aspects related to the sustainability of its value chain.  The information generated by the LCA substantiates the company’s business decisions. Also in the value chain, Braskem created the Rede Empresarial Brasileira de ACV (Brazilian LCA Business Network), a forum that gathers companies to discuss the notion of LCA and to disseminate best practices while applying the tool in the business environment.

Another Braskem initiative is the WeCycle platform, created to develop businesses and initiatives focusing on enriching plastic residues through partnerships. The goal is to bring reliability and quality to the development of products, solutions and processes involved in each link of the plastic recycling chain.

WeCycle offers good quality raw material of recycled plastic, traceability, regularity of processes, and social and environmental responsibility while acting for companies engaged with sustainable development. It’s an initiative that reinforces Braskem’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and the plastic chain in Brazil. See more:

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