TotalEnergies to supply circular polymers for Berry packaging

28-Jan-2022

In collaboration with TotalEnergies, Berry plans to broaden access to valuable, ISCC PLUS-certified advanced recycled materials to European-based customers

TotalEnergies and Berry Global have announced a collaboration to make food packaging more circular and divert waste from landfills. TotalEnergies will supply Berry with certified circular polymers obtained through recycling post-consumer plastic waste that is otherwise hard to recycle via existing processes. This is aimed to help reduce waste and allow Berry to use more recycled plastic in its food and beverage packaging as well as healthcare products.

Through the processing of circular feedstock in Antwerp’s steam cracker, TotalEnergies provides a portfolio of recycled polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. The company claims its polymers exhibit virgin-like properties, suitable for demanding applications. Starting in 2023, feedstock from plastic waste will be produced in the company’s recycling plant to be built on a zero-crude platform in Grandpuits, France.

In collaboration with TotalEnergies, Berry plans to broaden access to valuable, ISCC PLUS-certified advanced recycled materials to European-based customers.

"This collaboration with our long-time partner Berry Global demonstrates the willingness of the supply chain to make packaging more circular and sustainable, especially for demanding food contact applications where no other circularity solution exists, and paves the way to TotalEnergies’ ambition to produce 30% recycled and renewable polymers by 2030" said Valérie Goff, Senior Vice President, Polymers at TotalEnergies.

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“Customers turn to Berry Global to help enable and execute against their growing sustainability goals. Through our collaborations with suppliers like TotalEnergies, we aim to provide customers with premier access to these in-demand sustainable resins like those we see with advanced recycling technologies serving the European region,” said Jean-Marc Galvez, Berry’s president of Consumer Packaging International. “Combined with Berry’s expertise in designing for circularity and breadth in manufacturing capabilities, this announcement demonstrates commitment to our long-term sustainability strategy, supporting our customers wherever they are in their journey.”

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