Braskem

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Braskem

Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, the world’s leading biopolymers producer – manufacturing green polyethylene from sugarcane ethanol –, and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Braskem America has five production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a state of-the-art Innovation & Technology Center in Pittsburgh. Being the pioneer in the development of polyethylene made from sugar cane ethanol, a 100% renewable raw material, Braskem is committed to sustainability through innovation.

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Braskem, Ledesma Launch 100% Sustainable Notebooks in Argentina
Braskem, Ledesma Launch 100% Sustainable Notebooks in Argentina

1 month ago - Braskem and Ledesma have created Ledesma +Bio, a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely from sugarcane.

Braskem's Renewable Resin Used to Make Insoles for Recyclable Sneakers of Brazilian Tnin Shoes
Braskem's Renewable Resin Used to Make Insoles for Recyclable Sneakers of Brazilian Tnin Shoes

1 month ago - One year after its launch, the biobased EVA gains in first application in children's footwear

Partnerships, Education Helping Braskem Pave Way Toward a Circular Future
Partnerships, Education Helping Braskem Pave Way Toward a Circular Future

1 month ago - With dedication to research, investment in technology and partnerships, Braskem has been transforming the plastics value chain.

Braskem Develops its First Solvent Made From Renewable Resources
Braskem Develops its First Solvent Made From Renewable Resources

1 month ago - Committed to developing sustainable and innovative solutions, Braskem announces its first solvent made from renewable resources.

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Braskem Partners with Another U.S. Sports Team on Actions to Promote the Circular Economy
Braskem Partners with Another U.S. Sports Team on Actions to Promote the Circular Economy

2 months ago - Seeking to advance the Circular Economy , Braskem is partnering with the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Philadelphia Union in actions to promote recycling and conscientious consumerism among the team's fans.

Can Green PE, Better Collection and Recycling Redeem Plastic? Braskem Thinks So
Can Green PE, Better Collection and Recycling Redeem Plastic? Braskem Thinks So

3 months ago - As ocean plastic in particular has captured the world’s attention, plastic producers such as Braskem have quickly ramped up efforts to use plastic responsibly and create better alternatives.

AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future
AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

3 months ago - On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

Braskem Reinforces Commitment to Circular Economy Initiatives at Sustainable Brands 2019 Global Flagship Event
Braskem Reinforces Commitment to Circular Economy Initiatives at Sustainable Brands 2019 Global Flagship Event

3 months ago - Braskem Sustainability Leaders and Good Chemistry Pavilion at SB'19 Focus on Advancing the Circular Economy and Shaping the Future of Sustainable Materials

Quantis Guidance Ushers in New Era for Industry Land Use, Forestry
Quantis Guidance Ushers in New Era for Industry Land Use,  Forestry

5 months ago - More than 40 organizations banded together to develop a solution to a major challenge: how to effectively and reliably account for GHG impacts from land and land-use change to prevent deforestation and promote soil restoration.

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Braskem's Wecycle Platform Initiative launches the "Descartou, Somou!" Program to Encourage Packaging Recycling
Braskem's Wecycle Platform Initiative launches the "Descartou, Somou!" Program to Encourage Packaging Recycling

5 months ago - Consumers who correctly discard packaging in a recycling machine will accumulate points to receive discounts on the Boxter Station products.

Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?
Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

5 months ago - When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch?

Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs are Transforming Global Brands
Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs are Transforming Global Brands

5 months ago - Science and technology are just two of the many driving forces behind the environmental and social innovation needed to protect our planet and improve the lives of individuals.

Braskem America Announces New U.S. Distribution Partnership with PolyQuest, Inc.
Braskem America Announces New U.S. Distribution Partnership with PolyQuest, Inc.

5 months ago - Partnership Leverages PolyQuest's Resin Portfolio Expansion and Braskem's Position as the Largest Producer of Polypropylene (PP) in the Americas.

Braskem Signs Partnership with Join the Pipe for Distribution of Green Plastic Water Bottles in the U.S. and in Countries in Europe and Africa
Braskem Signs Partnership with Join the Pipe for Distribution of Green Plastic Water Bottles in the U.S. and in Countries in Europe and Africa

5 months ago - Braskem has teamed up with Join the Pipe, a Dutch water company, to distribute sustainable and reusable water bottles made with the I'm GreenTM green plastic in the United States and in countries in Africa and Europe.

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Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2
Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

7 months ago - CDP says 10 years of corporates requesting supplier transparency has triggered a step-change in environmental action.

L'Oréal, Firmenich Top CDP’s A-Lists for Climate, Water, Deforestation
L'Oréal, Firmenich Top CDP’s A-Lists for Climate, Water, Deforestation

7 months ago - CDP scored over 6,800 companies from A to D-; only the top 2% made the A Lists.

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste
Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

8 months ago - The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference
Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference

9 months ago - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.

Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy
Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy

10 months ago - Braskem, the Americas’ largest resin producer and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, has defined a series of global initiatives to boost the Circular Economy in the production chain of manufactured plastic goods. “We are firmly committed to the goal of helping to transform the linear economy into a Circular Economy, effectively demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development,” said Fernando Musa, Braskem’s CEO. “By establishing a series of global initiatives, engaging in voluntary commitments and expressing publicly its global positioning for the Circular Economy, Braskem is inviting clients, its partners in the value chain, its Team Members and society in general to intensify their joint quest for innovative and sustainable solutions using plastic.”

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Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic
Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

11 months ago - Brazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust. In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

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