Renewable & recycled

alternatives for the plastics industry

Neste RE

Neste RE is a raw material for plastics that is made entirely out of renewable and recycled materials. It is a drop-in solution that can be used on its own or in a blend to create products of identical quality to those made out of conventional virgin fossil raw materials.

Our approach

Neste’s ambition is to collaborate with the industry forerunners to create a world where plastics are produced from renewable and recycled materials without virgin fossil oil.

Renewable & recycled

Neste-produced Neste RE is produced without virgin fossil oil. It consists 100% of renewable and recycled material that can be used to reduce the need for fossil oil based material in the production of climate-friendlier polymers and chemicals.

Accelerating circularity

There is an urgent need to develop solutions to curb the increasing climate emissions while simultaneously tackling the global plastic waste challenge. Neste believes that accelerating the shift to a circular plastic economy provides solutions to both.

Collaborate with us


Neste and Jokey collaborate to develop the market for rigid packaging from renewable and recycled materials

Neste and Jokey, a leading international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, have started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications.

Neste and Covestro join forces – renewable raw materials for plastics production

Neste and Covestro started cooperation in Europe to promote the use of sustainable raw materials in plastics production. Covestro will be supplied with material from renewable sources to replace a significant portion of the fossil raw materials in the manufacture of polycarbonates.

Borealis producing certified renewable polypropylene from Neste’s renewable propane at own facilities in Belgium

This marks the first time that Borealis has replaced fossil fuel-based feedstock in its large-scale commercial production of PP.

Neste and Mirova back Recycling Technologies to accelerate transition to circular economy for plastic

Neste and Mirova announced a combined EUR 10 million investment into Recycling Technologies Ltd (‘Recycling Technologies’), a specialist plastic recycling technology provider.

Neste and LyondellBasell announce commercial-scale production of bio-based plastic from renewable materials

The joint project used Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils.

Neste and Ikea of Sweden announce partnership to deliver renewable, bio-based plastics

The partnership includes the production of plastics and other materials utilizing Neste's renewable solutions in polymer production.

Neste among the signatories of the European Plastics Pact

Neste, together with several European Union Member States and forerunner companies representing different parts of the European plastics sector, have signed the European Plastics Pact today in Brussels, Belgium.

Neste and Ravago start collaboration to enable chemical recycling of over 200,000 tons of plastic waste annually

Through collaborating in chemical recycling, Neste and Ravago wish to accelerate circularity of materials and improve resource-efficiency in the petrochemical industry.


Bio-based? Recyclable? Biodegradable? Your guide to sustainable plastics

The world of plastics is changing. Here’s what you need to know about modern plastic materials – and the sometimes confusing terminology

Plastics recycling: six big questions answered

Recycling is key to replacing the material’s old linear life cycle with a circular one, prolonging its lifetime – but there is still confusion over many aspects of the recycling process.

Turning chemical recycling from a promise into an industrial solution

No fundamental technical obstacle hinders us from recycling all of the world’s plastics. One tool to get us there is the transformative technology of chemical recycling, says Neste's Heikki Färkilä.

How Europe drives circularity and tackles the plastic waste challenge

This Q&A gives a prompt lowdown on the European Plastics Pact—a progressive collaborative initiative uniting the plastic industry, governments and sustainability organizations.

Where next for plastic?

The environmental impact of plastic is a problem in search of urgent solutions. But as pathways to better production, usage and reclamation emerge, how do we make them count?

The disruptive mission of Stephan Krueger

The recycling industry needed to change drastically. “I think mechanical recycling still sees chemical recycling as competition, but the two are complementary."

Turning plastics problem into a solution requires economically attractive recycling

Nowadays, we are all faced with an almost exhausting number of wicked global problems.

The rising tide that lifts all boats

How the drive towards sustainable business practices is making us all change the way we think.