By the end of this year, the wholly owned subsidiary of Denmark-based Faerch Plast aims to include up to 50% recycled PET in all APET containers produced for the meat and cold food and snacks sectors. In addition, the company’s CPET packs for ready meals will contain up to 25% recycled material.
Joe Iannidinardo, Harrison Europac MD, said: “In line with an ambitious environmental policy, we’re committed to using as much recycled post-consumer waste PET as possible without compromising quality standards. This new material blend has undergone extensive trials and has been tested across all processes and applications. As a result, we’re confident that the material properties, including barrier, sealing capability and impact strength, remain unchanged by the introduction of recycled content.”
According to Wrap, Europe’s leading waste and reduction organisation, when one tonne of packaging with 50% of recycled PET is produced, it saves the environment 1.5 tonnes of CO2.
Source: Harrison Europac
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