LyondellBasell has announced that it has now also obtained International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification for four of its U.S. manufacturing sites. Earlier this year, the company successfully gained this certification for the cracker and polyolefin production facilities operating at its Wesseling, Germany site.
ISCC PLUS certification is a globally-recognized system for providing traceability of recycled and renewable-based materials across the supply chain. The certificate attests to the use and traceability of recycled and renewably sourced materials on a mass balance basis.
Becoming certified enables LyondellBasell to extend its Circulen family of products to customers in North America and offer mass balance certificates for these products. The company will begin North American Circulen production with its CirculenRevive products, which are polymers produced from plastic waste through an advanced recycling process, initially using feedstock provided by third parties. Production will be ramped up over the coming years.
Delivering these new CirculenRevive products show that plastics have value beyond their initial use in any application that virgin plastic is used, said Ken Lane, LyondellBasell Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefin.
LyondellBasell secured the certification for its crackers in Channelview, Texas and its polymer sites in Lake Charles, Louisiana; La Porte, Texas; and Clinton, Iowa. The company plans to broaden the ISCC PLUS certification to its other North American polymer plants.