TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., an affiliate of broad energy company TotalEnergies has become a funding partner of the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an initiative of The Recycling Partnership.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas , the company is a major producer of polypropylene, polystyrene, styrene and base chemicals in the United States. Participating in the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition aligns with its a stated ambition of producing 30% recycled and renewable polymers by 2030, said Paul Colonna, Vice President, Polymers Americas. "We are committed to strengthening the recycling and circularity of polypropylene and working with our customers to develop innovative products with ever-higher performance, particularly in terms of the environment.”
TotalEnergies' collaboration within the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition will focus on increasing kerbside recycling access for polypropylene (PP).
The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition was established with the aim of achieving the same high levels of recycling for polypropylene as other plastics like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Among others, the Coalition contributes grants to recycling facilities, promotes consumer education efforts and supports recycling infrastructure improvements. Since 2014, it has diverted 375 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 968 million gallons of water, avoided more than 420,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and driven significant reductions in targeted contamination rates.