“PROTECTING THE PLANET THROUGH SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING”
Technology, innovation and sustainability. Green PE is the result of this combination. After years dedicated to research and development, Braskem’s green ethylene plant was commissioned in September 2010. This marked the beginning of I’m green™ Polyethylene production on a commercial scale, securing the company’s global leadership position in bioplastics. The plant has received an investment of $290 million and has annual production capacity of 200,000 tons of I’m green™ Polyethylene.
I’m green™ Polyethylene is a plastic produced from ethanol sugarcane, a renewable raw material, while the traditional polyethylene uses fossil sourced raw materials such as oil or natural gas. For this reason I’m greenTM Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.
Also, the care with sustainability is present in the relationship with Braskem ethanol suppliers. Since the planting of sugarcane to the production of ethanol, suppliers must meet the principles of sustainable development present in the “Code of Conduct for Ethanol Suppliers ” developed and implemented by Braskem, which covers aspects such as respect for biodiversity and good environmental practices.
I’m green™ Polyethylene retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of polyethylene from fossil origin – which facilitates immediate use in the plastics production chain. For the same reason, it also can be recycled within the same chain of recycling traditional polyethylene.
I’m green™ Polyethylene is from renewable source to various partners in Brazil and in the world, operating in various industry segments. Since the beginning of its trajectory, Braskem and its partners have been recognised and won awards from prestigious laboratories and institutions due to I’m green™ Polyethylene contribution with the development of the renewable products market, and due to innovation and environmental preservation.
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