L'Oréal, LanzaTech, and Total launch cosmetic plastic bottle made from industrial emissions

October 29, 2020
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The three companies launched the world's first packaging made from carbon emissions; LanzaTech converts waste emissions (presumably carbon monoxide) into ethanol, which Total then converts to polyethylene using a proprietary process co-developed with IFP Axens. The polyethylene is a drop-in replacement for its fossil counterpart, but there are still unanswered questions in terms of the carbon footprint, energy consumption, and waste of the production process. As this venture scales and establishes proof of concept, CPG companies should monitor this solution as an alternative to petroleum plastics.

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