We are working on the practical application of chemical recycling, in which collected plastics are decomposed and returned to chemical raw materials by using the cracking units for petroleum refining.
The problem of marine plastic waste involves the related all companies in the supply chain. Idemitsu has joined two industry associations and started sharing and exploring information. We are also working to raise awareness of the problem of marine plastics waste within the Company.
JalME was established by five Japanese chemical-related associations (Japan Chemical Industry Association, The Japan Plastics Industry Federation, Plastic Waste Management Institute, Japan Petrochemical Industry Association, and Vinyl Environmental Council).
CLOMA is affiliated by 250 companies in the plastic supply chain.