From the doubling of capacity at our Synova plant and multiple projects with Plastic Energy to the recent partnership with Honeywell to develop advanced recycling, the last five months have been filled with announcements concerning plastic recycling. Check out the infographic for a quick overview.
Our ambition: produce 30% recycled and renewable polymers by 2030
Demand for recycled plastics is growing by 10% a year
TotalEnergies is investing in two recycling technologies:
- Mechanical recycling: a mature technology that requires high-purity materials from pre-and post-consumer waste.
- Advanced recycling: a technology able to handle waste that cannot be mechanically recycled and that is generally incinerated or landfilled
TotalEnergies is contributing with its partners to the development of advanced recycling via pyrolysis
Advances recycling plant: Plastic waste (to) Pyrolysis unit (to) Pyrolysis oil (to) steam cracking in petrochemicals plant (to) polymerization unit (to) polymers in Polymers plant.
*Waste headed to 400 °C – 500 °C in an anaerobic environment
Plastic Energy and Honeywell, our first reference partners in advanced recycling
- TotalEnergies is currently developing three advanced recycling projects with Plastic Energy, including the development of a plant at the Grandpuits zero-crude complex in France.
- TotalEnergies and Honeywell announces a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling.
A look bac at five months of announcements:
October 1, 2021
TotalEnergies doubles its recycled polypropylene production capacity for sustainable applications (auto-mobile manufacturing, construction, etc.) at its Synova site.
France / Mechanical recycling / Production capacity nearly 45,000 tons per year
October 26, 2021
Partnership with Plastic Energy and Freepoint Ecosystems to develop advanced recycling of plastics in the United States to produce high value-added polymers, notably for use in food-grade packaging.
United States / Advanced recycling / Processing capacity: 33,000 tons per year
December 8, 2021
Strategic partnership with Plastic