French company TotalEnergies announces that it will supply Berry Global, the plastic packaging company, with polymers obtained through the advanced recycling of post-consumer plastic waste. These polymers will be used in the company’s food, beverage, and healthcare packaging.
TotalEnergies produces a portfolio of PE, PP, and PS at its steam cracker facility in Antwerp, Belgium. It does so through the advanced recycling of post-consumer plastic waste that is otherwise hard to recycle via existing processes. TotalEnergies claims that the polymers have shown virgin-like properties that make them suitable for high-end, demanding applications.
TotalEnergies added that the Certified Circular Polymers follow the ISCC PLUS certification scheme, which works to secure the chain of custody and traceability along the value chain from feedstock to final product.
“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.” says Valérie Goff, Senior Vice President of Polymers at TotalEnergies.
Beginning in 2023, feedstock from hard-to-recycle plastic waste will be produced in TotalEnergies’ advanced recycling plant, which is set to be built on a zero-crude platform in Grandpuits, France. The company recently announced a collaborative agreement to supply chemically recycled Luminy Polylactic Acid (rPLA) to Danimer Scientific.
Jean-Marc Galvez, president of consumer packaging international at Berry, adds: “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. 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.”