LANXESS focuses on collaborations
The transition to a circular economy cannot be attained by one company alone. That’s why LANXESS relies on strategic alliances. The company works with partners to develop new solutions, particularly in the field of chemical recycling. LANXESS has also been involved in Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) since 2016. Plastics manufacturers from all over the world have voluntarily committed themselves to this campaign, which aims is to close plastic leaks and prevent industry-related environmental pollution caused by microplastics. This concerns all the elements in the supply chain, from production to storage and transport to processing. Incidentally, the number of OCS signatories in Europe represents about 98% of all European plastics production.
LANXESS has also signed the PlasticsEurope voluntary industry commitment known as Plastics 2030. In it, European plastics manufacturers pledge to attain high reuse and recycling rates of 60% by 2030. This is an important step towards achieving a 100% recycling rate for plastic packaging in the EU-28 by 2040.