Braskem develops biobased polyethylene packaging for Scotts Canada


In Pennsylvania, Braskem and Scotts Canada announced the launch of the new Scotts Turf Builder with Root-TrientsT product packaging that utilizes Braskem’s I’m greenT polyethylene (PE) biopolymer. Scotts and Braskem partnered with Peel Plastic Products Ltd. (“Peel Plastics”), to develop this new, more sustainable packaging.

Braskem’s I’m greenT Polyethylene (PE) is a bio-based polymer made from ethanol, a renewable and sustainable resource produced from Brazilian sugarcane. I’m greenT PE retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of fossil fuel derived polyethylene, making it an ideal drop-in substitute for conventional oil-based polyethylene. Cultivation of sugarcane utilized in the production of I’m greenT PE captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and releases oxygen (O2), which means Braskem’s bioplastic has a negative carbon footprint. From a cradle-to-gate life-cycle perspective, every ton of I’m greenT PE used in the production of packaging equates to 3.09 tons of CO2 captured from the atmosphere.