Berry initiatives look to help customers meet sustainable goals

Berry M&H has announced a number of initiatives to support customer sustainability goals and help them satisfy the requirements of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax.

The company revealed the majority of its standard products have now been tested and qualified incorporating a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.

Berry M&H added that it is also working with customers to support the incorporation of PCR into specific products.

Both moves will be supported later this year by the availability of additional rPP mechanical recycled FDA grade material through the establishment of a new Berry Global polymer recycling unit in the UK.

The new facility employs the company’s CleanStream technology, which is said to deliver a closed-loop system to mechanically process domestically recovered household waste polypropylene back into consumer packaging. Used plastics are washed, sorted and sifted to produce food-grade materials with a target purity standard of 99.9%.

These developments are in line with Berry Global’s Impact 2025 sustainability strategy.

Berry M&H cluster MD Joe Rahman said, “Sustainability benefits have long been a driver in all our product development and manufacturing. We will continue to work with our customers to support their ongoing transition towards sustainability and circularity.”