26. Jan 2023
Braskem (São Paulo, Brazil), the global leader in biobased polymer production, has joined the Renewable Carbon Initiative as part of its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality.
Joining this initiative will further strengthen Braskem’s active advocacy engagement on the important role biobased plastics play in a circular economy.
Centralising renewable carbon thinking into sustainability target planning has increased drastically over the last decade. There is an increased recognition that a shift from fossil carbon to renewable carbon is essential if a net-zero circular economy is to be realised.
The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) aims to support and speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials. Its members are committed to creating a sustainable, fossil-free future for the chemical and material industry. Executive manager Michael Carus, a founding member of the RCI, says: “We welcome Braskem, the world's leading producer of plant-based polyethylene, as a new member of RCI on the transition to a renewable future”.
Braskem welcomes the opportunity to join forces with like-minded companies to accelerate the transition to a net-zero circular economy.
“The mission of the Renewable Carbon Initiative to accelerate the transition to a renewable carbon value chain fits perfectly with Braskem’s sustainability ambitions, including our plans to grow the capacity of our I’m green™ biobased polyethylene to 1 million tonnes by 2030, getting us closer to a carbon neutral circular economy. We are very pleased to join this initiative and work with value chain partners to make this transition happen”, says Marco Jansen, Director for Biopolymers and Sustainability Europe and Asia at Braskem. AT