SAICA Flex has produced a detergent tablet pouch using up to 45% recycled plastic content.
The pouch is produced using recycled Polyethylene (PE) and is described by the firm as the first project where virgin resin has been successfully replaced by recycled resin in up to 45% of the total weight of the pack.
Miguel Yetano, marketing director at Saica Flex said, “This project shows our commitment towards achieving a truly circular economy, especially for plastic packaging, in line with the strategy set by the EU Commission. Today, the options to produce new high quality value-added packaging from recycled materials are still quite limited, and that’s why this project represents a major step forward.
“In order to move successfully towards an effective circular economy, a firm commitment to innovation and cooperation between all stakeholders in the supply chain is essential. Saica Flex’s new Greenheart packaging line represents our commitment to a sustainable production and consumption model.”
Greenheart is said to allow the replacement of virgin PE with recycled PE in a wide range of non-food applications.