Recycled polypropylene plasticware

Why Recycled Polypropylene?

Recycled polypropylene offers significant environmental benefits by repurposing post-industrial and post-consumer plastic waste, reducing the need for new plastic production and landfill disposal. Its versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, including packaging, automotive parts, consumer goods, and construction materials, while contributing to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Many governing bodies across the globe are mandating the use of recycled content in plastic applications, specifically in packaging applications. While some applications benefit from a blend of rPP modified with fillers or supplemented with virgin material, many products can be sourced from 100% recycled polypropylene resin while still meeting required technical specifications.

View our line cards and list of brands below to learn more about Nexeo’s recycled polypropylene offerings.

What is Recycled Polypropylene Used For?

  • Packaging Materials: rPP is frequently used in the production of packaging materials such as bottles, caps, containers, and packaging films.
  • Automotive Parts: rPP is utilized in automotive applications for components like bumpers, interior trims, and automotive batteries.
  • Consumer Goods: Many consumer products, including toys, storage containers, and household items, are made from rPP.
  • Construction: rPP can be used in construction materials such as pipes, fittings, and insulation products.
  • Textiles: rPP can be blended with other materials to create textiles and fabrics used in clothing, upholstery, and carpets.
  • Industrial and Agricultural Equipment: rPP is used for manufacturing various parts and components in industrial machinery and agricultural equipment.
  • Furniture: rPP can be found in the production of furniture items, including chairs, tables, and storage units.
  • Stationery and Office Supplies: Some stationery items, like binders and folders, are made from rPP.
  • Outdoor and Recreational Products: rPP is used for items like outdoor furniture, playground equipment, and sports gear.
  • Electrical and Electronic Components: rPP can be used in the manufacturing of electrical enclosures and casings for electronic devices.
  • Films and Sheets: rPP films and sheets are used in various applications, including disposable plates, cups, and signage.
  • Medical Devices: In some cases, rPP is used for disposable medical devices and packaging.
  • Environmental Applications: rPP can be used in environmental protection applications like geomembranes, erosion control products, and waste management solutions.

Sustainability Targets

  • Landfill diversion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Reduced need for new raw material production

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