Green plastics from sugarcane

Braskem SA in Brazil has partnered with Toyota Tsusho Corp. in Japan to produce and market renewable polyethylene made from sugarcane. Braskem will produce the plastic at a new facility built at its existing industrial site in Tuiunfo, Brazil. Toyota Tsusho will market the plastic throughout Asia. Braskem was the first company in the world to have its polyethylene certified as being 100 percent biomass-based. In October, Braskem also produced certified biomass-based polypropylene for the first time.