|ALC carbon outcome||Offsetting carbon produced|
14,000 tonnes CO₂e [May 2017-Apr 2018]
Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is a raw material used in making high-performance multi-purpose plastics for packaging, clothing, and industrial fibre products. The largest application for PTA is in manufacturing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the polyester industry to produce plastic bottles, textiles, film and moulded product applications.
BP produces lower carbon PTA called PTAir™ for customers in the polyester supply chain and has also launched PTAirTM Neutral, the world's first certified carbon neutral PTA , PTAirTM Neutral offers customers the opportunity to purchase a carbon neutral product with net zero carbon emissions.
Carbon neutrality is accomplished through BP Target Neutral, our carbon offsetting programme that helps support emission reduction projects around the world, such as forest conservation in Zambia and renewable energy in China, through the purchasing of carbon credits.