The circular economy depends on all of us. For Braskem’s post-consumer recycled chemicals and polymers to be produced and used in a vast number of products that are part of our lives, we must first be aware that every attitude we take with the products we use matters.

How you dispose your plastic waste is important, as is efficient collection and management and mobilizing the industry to rethink products and develop technologies that open up new perspectives for a more sustainable future.

Through innovation applied to the recycling process, we want to make this reality more and more feasible.

Let’s do this together?

Learn about Braskem’s circular solutions


Braskem’s post-consumer recycled resins meet the needs of clients and major brands from the most diverse sectors, which, like us, are committed to the circularity of their products and packaging.

A constantly evolving portfolio that includes food-grade and low-carbon solutions, with the latter produced from a combination of recycled and renewably sourced resins.

58 Wenew polymers in portfolio
More than 40 under development

A look at the life cycle of polymers

Wenew polymers were analyzed in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study encompassing several categories of environmental impacts throughout their life cycle, from the origin of the plastic waste to Braskem’s doorstep.

Results include gains of up to 48% reduction in carbon emissions from the entire portfolio of Wenew polymers compared to conventional virgin polymers.

The study follows the standards established in ISO 14040 and 14044 and counted on data from recyclers and Braskem.


Braskem’s portfolio of chemicals, widely used as base material in various sectors of the economy, already has circular options such as the solvent Circular Hexane and the Circular Caustic solution, for markets such as adhesives, rubbers, thinners, cleaning products and packaging.

Using the production process of other Braskem products or from chemical recycling, Wenew chemicals guarantee maximum use of raw materials with reduced waste generation, combining quality, performance, safety and sustainability.

2 Wenew chemicals in portfolio
New solutions under development

How are our
circular solutions manufactured?

Mechanical recycling is the best-known method to give new uses to plastic waste.

In this process, post-consumption plastic – of consumer or industrial origin – is ground into smaller pieces, which are washed and, after this stage, go through a process called extrusion, which transforms it into small granules of thermoplastic polymers, called pellets.

All this is done without altering its chemical structure and these pellets are re-used to produce new products, such as packaging for hygiene and cleaning products, furniture, secondary packaging, and household appliances, among others.

Proper disposal
of plastics
recycled resin
New product

Mechanical recycling:

the circular future depends on a collective effort

We join forces with regional partners to expand the mechanical recycling of plastic waste and transforming it into our recycled resins.

Chemical recycling is vital to accelerate the circularity of plastic, especially since it expands the possibilities of recycling more complex waste.

The process involves a technology that modifies the physical and chemical properties of waste. Using heat, the molecules of post-consumer plastics are broken down into simpler ones creating the circular raw material, which is then made into plastics or chemicals that are the same as those produced with conventional raw materials.

Plastic waste
Pyrolysis and
other processes
Chemical and
resin products
New product

A future in which more plastics can be recycled

To make chemical recycling a reality in the near future requires the ability to respond to challenges and innovate.

Learn more about our
circular solutions

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