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PHILADELPHIA – Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas which is currently evaluating an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the USA, has had all five of its existing PP sites in the country ISCC PLUS certified.

ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon) is a globally leading certification system that provides transparency and traceability for sustainable feedstocks along the entire supply chain and is already well-recognised by many stakeholders in the plastics industry. For companies using the mass balance approach, ISCC PLUS certification verifies that the mass balance accounting follows predefined and transparent rules. The certification also provides traceability along the supply chain and verifies that all feedstocks meet environmental and social standards.

“Achieving ISCC PLUS certifications for Braskem’s US production facilities reflects a major milestone in our continued progress in advancing our vision for a carbon-neutral circular economy,” said CEO Mark Nikolich. “It is a critical step in our transition to increase the use of both recycled and renewable feedstocks and the production of more sustainable PP for our clients utilising the mass balance chain of custody.”

The sites concerned are situated in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, Kenova, West Virginia and at LaPorte, Oyster Creek and Seadrift, all in Texas.

Braskem America will now be able to accelerate the production and sale of certified circular and bio-attributed PP solutions to its clients having first received ISCC PLUS trading certification in 2021 to sell its sustainable products on the market.

The company targets growing its recycled content product portfolio to 300,000 tons by 2025 and one million tons by 2030. By engaging and investing in partnerships with other value-chain players it is strengthening mechanical and advanced recycling, overcoming barriers, and ensuring the increased production of high-quality recycled material.


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