Circular pet food packaging: Berry, Peel Plastics, ExxonMobil collaborate

Circular pet food packaging: Berry, Peel Plastics, ExxonMobil collaborate

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Berry Global Group, Inc., Peel Plastic Products Ltd., and ExxonMobil have announced a collaborative effort to incorporate certified-circular plastics into pet food packaging for popular household brands.

This partnership combines ExxonMobil's ExxtendTM technology for advanced recycling with International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate PLUS certification, enabling the transformation of plastic waste into new food-grade packaging through a mass balance approach.

By utilising advanced recycling technology, the collaboration aims to capture the value of currently unrecycled plastics, including snack wrappers, food pouches, and plastic toys. Unlike other recycling methods, the resulting circular plastics are indistinguishable from those derived from traditional feedstock and can be used in food-grade packaging that requires contact-sensitivity.

Berry Global, aligned with Peel Plastics' commitment to sustainability, has embraced ExxonMobil's Exxtend technology for advanced recycling across its Think Green portfolio. Leveraging their manufacturing expertise, Berry can deliver plastic films that are seamlessly integrated with circular resins.

To meet the growing demand for certified-circular content in a timely manner, Berry and ExxonMobil have entered into a supply agreement for ISCC PLUS certified-circular resins. The Exxtend technology enables the co-processing of plastic waste alongside conventional feedstocks, contributing to reduced scale-up costs and facilitating the transition to a circular economy.

Beano loves a treat credit Frank Shepherd
Beano loves a treat © Frank Shepherd (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The ISCC PLUS designation reinforces the collaboration's commitment to meeting customer expectations for sustainable packaging solutions by ensuring materials comply with the ISCC's PLUS mass balance attribution approach and maintain traceability throughout the supply chain.

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