First Cosmetic Bottle Made from Industrial Carbon Emissions

Source: Lanzatech

Throughout their innovative partnership, LanzaTech, Total, and L’Oréal have premiered the world’s leading sustainable packaging created from captured and recycled carbon emanations.

The victorious conversion process uses place in three steps:
1. LanzaTech takes industrial carbon emanations and transforms them into ethanol using a different biological function.
2. Total, thanks to an innovative dehydration process collectively developed with IFP Axens, transforms the ethanol into ethylene before polymerizing it into polyethylene with the identical technical characteristics as its fossil counterpart.
3. L’Oréal applies this polyethylene to produce packaging with the same quality and characteristics as conventional polyethylene.

Industrial Carbon Emissions

This technological and industrial success proves that industrial carbon emissions can be used to produce plastic packaging. This world-first illustrates the three partners’ commitment to developing a sustainable circular economy for plastics and covers the way for new chances for the acquisition and re-use of industrial carbon emanations.
The partners now expect to continue working together on estimating the production of these sustainable plastics and look ahead to working with all those who want to join them in performing to the use of these different sustainable plastics.
The LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said: “This partnership is based on a shared goal of forming a cleaner planet for everyone. We are thankful to both L’Oréal and Total for their commitment to decreasing their activities’ carbon intensity. Mutually, we can decrease the carbon footprint of packaging by transforming carbon emissions into useful products, creating single-use carbon a thing of the past.”
The Senior Vice President Polymers, Total, Valérie Goff, declared: “This partnership is an outstanding example of collaboration among industrial firms in developing the plastics of the future produced from recycled carbon and reaches a strong demand from our customers. The expansion of this new pathway of valuing industrial carbon emanations also contributes to the Group’s commitment to becoming to net zero in Europe by 2050.”
The “L’Oréal is continually improving the environmental footstep of its packaging. With this discovery converting carbon emissions into polyethylene, we aim to generate a new sustainable packaging solution. We have the passion for using this sustainable material in our bottle of shampoo and conditioner by 2024, and we wish other companies will join us in using this breakthrough innovation.”


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