First products are awarded the new “OKrenewable carbon” certificate


Defossilization and renewable carbon economy are new terms that have been doing the rounds for a few years now and will fundamentally change the world of chemicals, plastics and other materials. Whether packaging, cars or consumer goods, textiles, sports equipment or personal care products, cosmetics or medicines – they all have one thing in common: they are made entirely or partly from the multi-talented material carbon. However, more than 90 percent of this carbon is still extracted from fossil fuels such as crude oil, natural gas or coal – and sooner or later ends up as emissions in the atmosphere, where they continue to heat up the climate.
The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI;, founded in 2020, has set itself the goal of developing concepts and strategies and implementing them politically in order to replace fossil carbon with renewable carbon from biomass, CO₂ and recycling. The aim is therefore to defossilize the chemicals and plastics industry and transform the entire sector into a renewable carbon economy. The new “OK renewable carbon” certificate, which indicates the renewable carbon content, is intended to support this development and make it visible.

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