Total launches new circular economy packaging using 25% recycled waste
Total has launched a new range of recyclable polymer packaging made from at least 25% recycled household waste from Western Europe, as part of the companies pledge to embed closed-loop models in its production phase.
The compound, which will be used for blow-moulded bottles and heavy duty containers, will have a guarantee attached ensuring that between 25% to 50% is made from post-consumer recycled waste.
Total’s European vice president for polymers Jean Viallefont said: “Total is currently extending the applications of the recycled compounds concept by developing additional new grades, since we believe it will be essential to place the European virgin plastics industry in a new yet essential role as ‘circularity enhancer’.
The company claims that the new compound will perform “equal to or exceeding that” of virgin resins and around 20 kilotonnes will be integrate into packaging streams by 2017.