Sustainability
Assessment

While the vast majority of virgin plastics are still created from fossil fuels, our technology derives virgin‑quality monomers from would-be waste.

It’s accelerating our path towards a decarbonized, circular economy for all.

>Sustainability Assessment

We’re already making progress.

An independent Life Cycle Assessment on PET production was conducted comparing Loop’s technology to virgin PET produced from fossil fuels. When compared with virgin PET, the assessment noted that Loop’s PET resin shows environmental benefits that make it a solution that’s kinder to the planet:

60%

less global warming potential

80%

less water

75%

less non-renewable primary energy demand

58%

less smog formation potential

The impact of low-energy technology

And by leveraging Loop’s low-energy technology, a 70,000 metric tonne Infinite Loop™ facility will be able to claim savings of 150,500 metric tonnes of CO2 annually, compared with virgin PET produced from fossil fuel.

These savings are equivalent to:

Vehicule

608,712,288 KM

Driven by an average passenger vehicle

Gas Pump

64,105,37

Liters of gasoline consumed

oil Barrels

348,439

Barrels of oil consumed

House

18,124

Home’s energy use for one year

Line of trees

746 KM2

of forests in one year

Global Sustainability Commitments

At Loop, we’re committed to technology that future proofs the plastic manufacturing space for generations to come — and enables our partners to reach sustainability goals deemed necessary by global coalitions.

Ellen macarthur foundation’s new plastics economy global commitment

"Launched in 2018 in partnership with UNEP, the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment now unites more than 500 organizations, representing more than 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, behind a common vision and ambitious 2025 targets towards a circular economy for plastics.” — Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Loop Industries is a proud signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment since 2018, and is committed to increase the available supply of PET plastic and polyester fiber made from 100% recycled content for use by consumer goods companies by 2025. By helping divert low and no-value waste PET and polyester fiber from landfills, incineration and natural areas, our technology is aligned with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s goal to build a sustainable, circular plastics economy.

The achievement of this objective is supported by the development of Infinite Loop™ commercial PET manufacturing facilities, which will combine Loop’s proprietary depolymerization technology with existing polymerization know-how, for a fully integrated recycled PET manufacturing solution. Loop Industries is focused on the development of Infinite Loop™ facility projects in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, Loop and Indorama Ventures remain focused on the retrofit of Indorama Ventures’ existing facilities in Spartanburg South Carolina. This facility is being engineered to for a capacity of 40,000 metric tons of sustainable, Loop™ PET resin made from 100% recycled PET plastic and polyester fiber.

Loop Industries also continues to deliver on its commitment to innovation through the conversion of its pilot plant into a demonstration and training facility, as well as continuous improvement at its research and development center, both located in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.

As a signatory member of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, Loop looks forward to driving change and helping achieve a truly circular plastics economy.

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Going Above and Beyond in Sustainable Development Goals

Loop’s technology is helping consumer brands achieve and surpass goals set by the United Nations for sustainable development. We foster: