Berry Global upping use of recycled materials

Packaging manufacturer Berry Global will source recycled polymers from TotalEnergies to increase the post-consumer content of its products.

TotalEnergies makes polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene at its Antwerp, Belgium, steam cracker. These certified circular polymers exhibit virgin-like properties and are suitable for high-end, demanding applications, the company says.

Starting in 2023, feedstock from hard-to-recycled plastic waste will be produced in TotalEnergies’ advanced recycling plant to be built in Grandpuits, France.

“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” said Valérie Goff, senior vice-president, polymers at TotalEnergies.

In collaboration with TotalEnergies, Berry plans to broaden access to valuable, ISCC PLUS-certified advanced recycled materials to European-based customers.

“Customers turn to Berry Global to help enable and execute against their growing sustainability goals. 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,” said Jean-Marc Galvez, Berry’s president of consumer packaging, international.

TotalEnergies certified circular polymers follow the ISCC PLUS certification scheme that secures the chain of custody and traceability along the value chain from feedstock to final product.