Properties

Learn about the characteristics that make the I'm greenTM Polyethylene an innovative biopolymer.

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions - each ton of I'm greenTM Polyethylene produced captures and sequesters CO2 from the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Renewable resource - I'm greenTM Polyethylene is produced from Brazilian sugarcane ethanol, a renewable source. Braskem's ethanol suppliers must meet the principles of sustainable development present in the "Code of Conduct for Ethanol Suppliers." Brazilian ethanol has characteristics that confer advantage when compared to other options of renewable raw materials.
  • Recyclable - I'm greenTM Polyethylene is recyclable in the same chain used for recycling traditional polyethylene from fossil source. I'm greenTM Polyethylene is not biodegradable, so the CO2 captured by the product remains fixed throughout the life cycle of the plastic.
  • Application - I'm greenTM Polyethylene has the same technical properties, appearance and versatility of applications of polyethylene from fossil source. The replacement of fossil source polyethylene for I'm greenTM Polyethylene does not require investment in new machines in plastics converters.