Sealed Air’s recycled plastic innovations

Sealed Air’s recycled plastic innovations

Packaging designer Sealed Air is leading the way in recycled plastic innovation with an innovative rollstock made from 90% recycled content and food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP).
15 July 2021

The company has developed PET/PE food-grade sustainable packaging which comprises 65% post-industrial recycled content and 25% post-consumer recycled content, and is recyclable through soft plastics collections.

For fresh protein and dry good sectors that use PET/PE or KPET/PE materials, this presents an opportunity to switch to materials that are uniquely more sustainable.  The solution meets the Australian Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) compliance, and requires 90% less virgin resources to produce.

Sealed Air has also formed part of the global collaboration programme NEXTLOOPP, to create food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) from post-consumer packaging.

According to Sealed Air, while PP is one of the most widely used plastics, it is downcycled to lower value (non-food) applications.

The NEXTLOOPP programme is already proving PP can be recycled into food-grade recycled packaging.

Read more about the work here.

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