Our knowledge of transformation processes at the service of a more sustainable future
Maire Tecnimont’s approach to the Circular Economy has a precise goal. We apply our know-how in chemical engineering, of the hydrocarbon transformation processes, and of the production of polymers from fossil sources to a new paradigm for a more environmentally sustainable plastics consumption. We do this by developing bio-based materials and increasing post-consumer plastics recycling quality, and by the chemical conversion of waste plastic fractions that cannot be recycled.
The fundamental challenge regarding the sustainability of plastics is to adopt a more balanced use of them, and improve waste management. The fundamental answer to this problem lies in consumer education, on the one hand, and in the development of forms of recycling and recovery of waste on the other, which can be enhanced both by increasing the share of recycled polymers on the market and in the raw material mix of the supply chain. New technological solutions for recovery, including through chemical conversion, are crucial.