Packaging from Carbon Emissions

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 11. 06. 08:10

L’Oréal, together with its partners LanzaTech and Total, has presented a packaging made from recovered carbon emissions. It is the first of its kind. Work is now to be done to increase the production volumes for this special plastic.

Use industrial carbon emissions to produce plastic packaging: This model has now been presented by the partners L’Oréal, LanzaTech and Total. The conversion process takes place in three steps: LanzaTech captures industrial carbon emissions and converts them into ethanol using a biological process. Thanks to a special dehydration process, Total then produces ethylene from the ethanol before polymerizing it into polyethylene. According to the partners, the resulting material then has the same technical properties as the fossil version. L’Oréal uses this polyethylene to manufacture packaging.

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