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Advanced Recycling

Wednesday, 23 March

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm (CST) / 23/mar/2022 06:35 pm - 23/mar/2022 06:50 pm

By recycling plastic waste back into raw materials that can be used to make plastic and other valuable products, the technology could help address the challenge of plastic waste in the environment. Availability of reliable advanced recycling capacity will play an important role in helping address plastic waste in the environment, and we are evaluating wide-scale deployment in other locations around the world. ExxonMobil is developing plans to build approximately 500,000 metric tons of advanced recycling capacity globally over the next five years. ExxonMobil is building its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, with expected facility start-up by year-end 2022. Upon completion of the large-scale facility, the operation in Baytown will be among North America’s largest advanced plastic waste recycling facilities and will have an initial planned capacity to recycle 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste per year. In Europe, the company is collaborating with Plastic Energy on an advanced recycling plant in Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France, which is expected to process 25,000 metric tons of plastic waste per year when it starts up in 2023, with the potential for further expansion to 33,000 metric tons of annual capacity. 

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