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Five additional large sites of Dow receive ISCC PLUS certification
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:29.Dec.2021

DOW announces that five of its largest manufacturing sites in Freeport, Texas (USA), Tarragona (Spain), Terneuzen (Netherlands), Boehlen (Germany) and Schkopau (Germany) have received International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition for their compliance with rigorous tracking of sustainable feedstock use.

 

This marks a major step in the company’s global strategy to close the loop on plastic waste and expand its capabilities for circular plastics using advanced recycling and bio-based feedstock.

 

ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system covering all sustainable feedstock, including circular feedstock produced from plastic waste as well as bio-based, renewables sourced from agriculture and forestry biomass or waste products.


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Dow’s manufacturing Site in Freeport, Texas.


The certification recognizes Dow’s implementation of environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production requirements, which was awarded following a full independent, external audit to ensure product supply chains are fully traceable and that Dow and its suppliers are adhering to and accelerating sustainable practices.

 

Dow is working to drive the transformational change that is needed to tackle the existential threats of climate change and environmental degradation. The ISCC PLUS certification verifies Dow’s continued effort to address both issues and reaffirms the success of Dow’s mass balance approach in producing sustainable plastic using both plastic waste-based circular feedstock and bio-based feedstock.

 

Each of the five Dow sites audited by ISCC has been awarded the PLUS certification as the result of different innovations that are helping to contribute toward more sustainable systems. The circular plastics produced at the Freeport location can be used to develop flexible food packaging made from mono-material polyethylene.

 

At the Terneuzen site, its crackers and all PE trains have been recognized, while Tarragona has been certified on its cracker, octene plant and polymerization plants. At Boehlen both its cracker and storage in Rostock and Teutschenthal have been certified, while the Schkopau site received accreditation for its plant that produces DOWLEX Polyethylene Resins.

 

These certifications will play a significant role in accelerating Dow’s sustainability goals progress. This includes reaching its target to stop the waste by enabling 1 million metric tons of plastic to be collected, reused, or recycled by 2030, and to close the loop on plastic waste by enabling 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable by 2035.

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