Innovating for a Sustainable Future

As a global leader in innovative sustainable solutions, we collaborate closely with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. Through material science, formulation expertise, and deep market knowledge, we partner with our customers to develop solutions that achieve the sustainable attributes desired at the performance level needed for the application. Two impactful ways we help our customers is enabling solutions that advance a circular economy and/or reduce their carbon footprint.

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Advancing a Circular Economy

As the world continues to shift from operating in a linear economy to a circular economy, Avient is proud to be a part of the solution. A circular economy aims to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.

Through our design expertise and material science, we help our customers reduce material usage, enable recyclability or recycle content, and improve physical performance. With resources like Cycleworks™ Innovation Center for Plastic Recycling and the newly launched Color Prediction Service, Avient continues to strengthen our expertise to enable our customers to meet their sustainability commitments.

In alignment with our customers, we set a 2030 sustainability goal to enable 100% of our materials for the consumer packaging market to be recyclable, reusable, or compostable. While we continue to make progress on this goal, we recognize that only 9% of the world’s plastic is recycled by endusers.* Through our alliances and partnerships, we remain committed to ending plastic waste in the environment though global investments and projects.

*Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and National Geographic

Reducing Carbon Footprint

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) generated by individual actions. A company’s carbon footprint includes all emissions from the supply chain, logistics, usage and disposal of all products.

How does Avient help reduce carbon footprint?

We start by helping our customers understand the carbon footprint of their existing materials through Avient’s newly launched product carbon footprint calculator, certified by TÜV Rheinland. We collaborate across the value chain from suppliers to converters and brand owners to identify opportunities help meet their sustainability goals. We enable a lower carbon footprint through:

  •  Reduced carbon footprint technologies
  • Improved recyclability
  • Increased recycle content
  • Bio-derived solutions