Reliance Industries becomes first in India to use Chemical Recycling for Circular Polymers

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), operator of the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex, has become the first Indian company to chemically recycle plastic waste-based pyrolysis oil into International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)-Plus certified Circular Polymers.

RIL shipped its first batch of ISCC-Plus certified Circular Polymers, named CircuRepol (Polypropylene) and CircuRelene (Polyethylene). This batch was produced by converting plastic waste into special Circular Polymers, which is more environmentally friendly.

Developed by RIL, this technology turns different types of plastic waste, including single-use and multi-layered plastics, into pyrolysis oil. The company is working with trusted partners to increase the production of this oil and turn the yield into Circular Polymers.

Chemical recycling has many benefits, including turning plastic waste into high-quality materials for new plastic. These materials can be used for packaging that comes into contact with food.