A Circular Economy for Plastics
Exploring new approaches to plastics recycling and resource efficiency
Increasing awareness of limited natural resources has generated support for the circular economy as a necessary alternative to the current linear economic model. Clariant has therefore launched a global circular plastics economy initiative, highlighting circularity as one of the key sustainability topics at Clariant. We at Clariant Additives are striving to support our customers in this field and we want to contribute to a circular plastics economy with our solutions.
1. Improving our Additives
Supporting the industry with circular compatible solutions and with designing products viable for separation, recovery.
2. Improving Recyclability
Creating more efficient cycles across the value chains by helping to improve yield, limit or avoid degradation, discoloration and odor.
3. Improving consumption
Increasing responsible consumption with the use of renewables to help reduce CO2 emissions caused by fossil resources.
Our success so far confirms that we are on the right track
Renewable feedstock alternatives to fossil-based solutions
Based on non-food-competing renewable feedstock, Clariant’s certified sustainable biomass-based flame retardants, waxes and adhesives help to reduce fossil resource intensity and enable more sustainable material choices.
Expanding the potential and reach of biopolymers
Advancing plastics recycling to reach global goals
One of the most important Sustainable Development Goals the international community pursues concerns better handling of resources and waste. New methods of plastics recycling, often called advanced recycling, can substantially contribute – and so can Clariant by improving their chemistry.
The ignition for Clariant’s sustainability passion
It’s a bold claim indeed but one for which our halogen-free flame retardant for plastics, Exolit® OP, proudly takes credit.
What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common
When making cookies or homemade pasta, it’s natural to reuse scraps of leftover dough by adding them to fresh dough. Similar scraps are generated during the production of plastic films. Putting this »dough« to the same good circular use is difficult, however – unless it’s »sprinkled« with one of our special EcoCircle additives.
Together towards a circular economy
Alliance to End Plastics Waste
Ending plastic waste is ambitious. But it is through collaboration and collective action that this complex problem can be solved.
Joined in 2021
EU Circular Plastics Alliance
The alliance aims to enhance plastics recycling in line with the objectives of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and the Green Deal program.
Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform
PCEP is committed to transforming from a linear to a circular economy based on three principles: designing out waste; keeping products and materials in use; and recycling into high-quality new raw materials.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Member companies and WBCSD are accelerating the development of business solutions for challenges with energy, food systems, nature, living spaces, mobility, circular economy, and social impacts.
Discover EcoCircle – our circular plastics economy initiative
Portfolio Value Program
Sustainability designators in product names help customers to make decisions
The journey to a better tomorrow starts by addressing challenges today. We live in a world today faced with a growing number of critical issues and increasing demands.
Strong partners to lead the change
Clariant Sustainability Designators – highlighting and promoting sustainability with trade name suffixes
Our business lines
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LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT CLARIANT
Whether the world must become sustainable is a question we’ve long stopped asking ourselves. We are much too busy working on how this can be done. We have set out with passionate people, to create leading-edge operations and innovative solutions that mean progress for everyone today while sustaining the world for our children tomorrow.
to a sustainable and circular bio-economy reflects our goals to develop innovative, sustainable, and bio-based chemicals, as well as achieve our ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets.