Berry increases recycling capacity for flexible films

AS part of a project to expand production of its Sustane range of recycled polymers, Berry Global Group’s flexibles division recently increased recycling capacity across three of its European facilities.

Leveraging the company’s access to valuable recycled plastic, the expansion project is tipped to help meet demand for high-performance films made with recycled content.

“As part of Berry’s Impact 2025 sustainability strategy, we are committed to helping our customers meet and exceed their sustainability goals,” said Tony Nawar, VP sustainability, innovation, & strategy for Berry’s flexibles division. “This latest investment in capacity, and the ability to include high-quality recycled content into our films, enables customers to meet both market demands and current and forthcoming legislative requirements.”

Representing a range of equipment strategically placed at Berry’s Heanor (UK), Steinfeld (Germany), and Zdzieszowice (Poland) plants, this expansion will increase the amount of recycled plastic produced across Berry’s European sites by approximately 6,600 metric tonnes per year.

The company’s Sustane range of recycled polymers are suitable for use in a variety of applications where prime polymers were previously used. Sustane polymers are third-party accredited to confirm authenticity of chain of custody claims.