Mass balance is a mechanism to help phase out the large scale use of fossil raw materials. It is about mixing fossil raw materials together with recycled or renewable raw materials in existing systems and processes, while keeping track of their quantities and allocating them to specific products. Ultimately, the goal will be to deliver a chemical industry that has been fully converted to using recycled and renewables.
Polyolefin plastics in commodity packaging are the major source of land pollution. Waste plastic on land undergoes weathering degradation, normally generating microplastics, with subsequent soil biodegradation, depending on environmental conditions.
The past year has been unprecedented, with Covid-19 having an immediate impact on all aspects of the energy sector. Despite the consequences for the global economy, the energy transition will be accelerated by several years. Read more in C&I magazine.
Decarbonisation of industry – responsible for nearly one quarter of total carbon emissions – is crucial to meet the UK’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read in C&I Magazine.