World’s first 100% post consumer recycled plastic packaging produced

Industry
04/09/2017 - 09:14
British eco cleaning-chemical manufacturer, Delphis Eco, has pioneered across its new range what it says is the world’s first 100% post consumer recycled plastic packaging.

Delphis Eco worked with UK waste collectors to produce recycled plastic granules from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic which forms the packaging of its new cleaning product range set to launch during recycle week from 25 September.

The company partnered with specialist producers to blow its bottles and achieve a 100% food grade quality polymerase chain reaction (PCR) level.

Delphis Eco chief executive Mark Jankovich said the range signalled the start of a new era in how manaufactuers and consumers could expect to see waste recycled and entered into the supply chain.

He called on larger company’s who were ‘behind the curve’ to move the item higher up on their agendas.

He said: “It has taken five years to get to this point, and the journey is just beginning when it comes to creating a movement to increase the world’s level of recycling from between 5% - 7%, to 10% and beyond.

“Our breakthrough is showing the world that there can be a second life for single use plastic. The fantastic benefits are an immediate reduction in what goes into the ocean, landfill or is burnt.

“And if we, as a relatively small player, can bring this 100% PCR packaging to the UK market – why can’t the big players.

“By driving this change to our packaging – which incidentally, many people said couldn’t be done - we have taken 500 tonnes of carbon emissions out of the equation. Just imagine if the large, international brands followed suit. 

"Waste plastic is a huge issue and we are still only scratching the surface at finding a solution of how to get rid of it."

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