Plastics

Petrochemical makers are innovating to enable more plastics recycling

As petrochemicals and recycling advancements give old plastic new life over and over again—from shoes and clothes made of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, to plastic bottles being chemically recycled into fuel and a raw material to make new...

/ March 4, 2019

Winning the Tour de France thanks to petrochemicals

The first Tour de France was held in 1903. 60 cyclists rode over unpaved roads without helmets, comfortable bikes or other modern technologies. Today the race has evolved to a total of 21 stages covering almost 2,200 miles. In recent...

/ July 20, 2016

From Farm to Table: The Role of Petrochemicals in Agriculture

This National Agriculture Day, as we sit down to tuck into our dinners, it is easy to overlook how our food ended up at our tables – and the role of petrochemicals in getting them there.

/ March 15, 2016

Are You Up for the “Fossil Fuel Free” challenge? I am NOT!

Most people – including those who advocate against the use of fossil fuels – don’t realize that the vast majority of items they use on a daily basis are made from petrochemicals. I was thrilled to see that Western Energy...

/ September 29, 2015