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A vision about waste around the 3 R: reduce, recycle and reuse

The Arkema group promotes environment preservation in reducing its own quantity of produced waste. It supports products' reusing and recycles its own waste while contributing to easily recyclable products.

Reduction of produced waste at source

Recycle our own waste

The Arkema group's objective is not only to reduce its overall wastes production, but also to recycle these wastes into materials and to recover their energy potential through their combustion.

In 2020, 11% of hazardous waste produced by the Group worldwide was recycled on or outside their production site (material recovery) and 32% was subject to energy recovery during combustion.

Soda wastewaters of Mont's plant (France) from a monomer purification are, for instance, used as a secondary raw material by the papermaking industry. It serves to manufacture carton and kraft paper.

Foster our customers' products recyclability


In addition of promoting its own waste recycling, the Arkema group develops products which are easily recyclable for example:


  • Elium® liquid resins replace thermoset resins epoxy type and are recyclable thanks to their thermoplastic properties
  • Cecabase RT® is an additive for bitumen which enables the increase of the recycled aggregate rate from 10 to 15% in the road pavements 

A longer life products including by reusing

Kynar® offers a coating of a particularly long life. Thus, Kynar 500® covers the N°1 court's roof of Wimbledon for more than 20 years. It protects the roof from external aggressions without the use of maintenance products harmful for the environment.


The Arkema group has developed Kercoat® and Opticoat® technologies which reinforce glass bottles protection and allow to increase the number of reusing cycles of returnable bottles.