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Carbon neutral PTA

 
 
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
PTA plastic container

BP produces lower carbon PTA called PTAirTM 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, which purchases carbon credits from emission reduction projects around the world, such as forest conservation in Zambia and renewable energy in China.


PTAir™ Neutral has helped customers offset 14,000 tonnes CO2e [May 2017-Apr 2018]*


*Based on GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard and PAS 2060.  More details on methodology here.