Chemistry Can conserve resources
Chemistry turns by-products and waste into raw materials
Growing demands on the world’s natural resources means we have to become more resource efficient and do more with less.
To respond to this societal need, the chemical industry is developing solutions for better resource efficiency. We design processes and solutions that help turn by-products and waste into new raw materials. We develop products that use less materials while delivering the same or superior performance. By doing this we help other sectors use natural resources more efficiently.
At the same time we look at our own operations to make them more resource efficient. This pays off for both the industry and the environment; we achieve higher product yields in our plants, use fewer resources and reduce both emissions and waste.
Have a look at some concrete projects we are working on now.