Berry’s access to recycled plastic grows to over 600 million pounds per year by 2025
Berry Global Group, Inc. announced today an agreement with PureCycle that will provide Berry with PureCycle’s Ultra-Pure Recycled (UPR) advanced recycled resin. This agreement is the latest in a growing list of advanced recycling material sourcing announcements from Berry and is the Company’s second based in North America.
North American consumer interest in package sustainability rises
If given the option to buy products with recyclable or compostable packaging, 47% of Americans opt for recyclable products as their first choice, and 20% prefer compostable products. (Ipsos, Aug. 2021)
- 77% of Americans are concerned about the environmental impact of products they buy, and 78% are more likely to purchase a product that is clearly labeled as environmentally friendly. (Greenprint, April 2021)
- 64% of consumers say that buying sustainable products makes them feel happy about their purchases (this reaches 72% in the 25-35 age group). (Capgemini Research Institute, July 2020)
As demand for sustainable products grows, customers look to Berry for access to recycled material and packaging design expertise to maintain their brand image and package performance. As a result, Berry continues its leadership position in the converter market for access to recycled plastic material – over 600 million pounds per year by 2025. In addition to its material access, Berry understands the specific design requirements of brands’ products – combining material expertise with product specification needs creates a range of opportunities for advanced recycling technology to be used in the marketplace.
Tom Salmon, Berry’s Chairman and CEO said:
“Customers look to Berry for unique ways to meet their ambitious sustainability goals. Through our access to advanced recycled resin and technical expertise, Berry is a dependable partner for customers in the implementation of sustainable solutions. By using our relationships with top suppliers and the latest technologies, we bring our customers premier access to in-demand circular resins.”
In support of a circular economy, Berry harnesses advanced recycling to provide an outlet for difficult-to-recycle materials to be given a second life in the form of food-grade packaging. While post-consumer resin often lacks the high-clarity customers desire, circular resins from advanced recycling boast exceptional clarity, answering customer demand.
PureCycle’s ground-breaking patented recycling process, separates color, odor, and contaminants from plastic waste feedstock to transform it into ultra-pure recycled polypropylene. The recycling service converts waste plastic into virgin-like plastic fully closing the loop on the reuse of recycled plastics while making recycled polypropylene more accessible at scale to companies desiring to use a sustainable, recycled resin.
The material will be supplied to Berry in summer 2023 for manufacturing at one of Berry’s ISCC PLUS certified facilities, providing customers with maximum traceability for the materials. Berry previously announced its first three facilities in North America to achieve ISCC PLUS certification.
Berry Global Named Finalist in Two PMMI Technology Excellence Awards
Berry Global is pleased to be named a finalist for two Technology Excellence Awards in Sustainability from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies for its Wave2cc recyclable lock-up automatic dispenser and Proxima tethered closure with tamper-evident band.
New Name Underlines Berry Leadership in Quality Recycling
Berry Global’s Plasgran plastics recycling operation in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, UK, is to be renamed as Berry Circular Polymers, alongside the company’s soon-to-be-opened new recycling facility at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The new name reflects Berry’s leadership in recycling and the development and securing of circular polymers.
Berry’s Quality Snacks Containers Have Useful Second Life
Attractive, high impact UniPak plastic pails from Berry Superfos that can be reused in the home after their initial purpose are providing the ideal packaging solution for a new range of salty snacks and dried fruits from leading Danish bakery, snacks and confectionery supplier Nordthy.
Berry Helps Qbo Coffee Switch to Coffee Capsules Made from Renewable Materials
A partnership between Berry Global, its customer Tchibo and its supplier Neste has achieved a game changing development in the coffee capsule market with the introduction of a capsule made from renewable sources that do not compete with food.
Berry’s Practical Wet Wipes Container Also Has Sustainability Benefits
Berry Superfos’s refillable and airtight wet wipes container with a resealable cap in the lid is providing high levels of convenience and hygiene for French chemical and analytical consultancy Hitam, as well as offering valuable sustainability benefits through its reusability and mono-material construction.
Berry Introduces PCR and Invests to Meet Wipes Packaging Demand
To help meet customers’ sustainability goals and in line with Berry Global’s Impact 2025 sustainability strategy, Berry M&H is now able to offer its complete container and lid pack solution for wipes – available in 2 litre and 800ml sizes - incorporating 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.
Berry’s Solution Helps Shape Success for Kata Foods
Berry provides a distinctive and fresh packaging solution for Italian company Kata Food using The SuperCube® bucket. Coming in both 2.2 litres and 5.2 litres sizes the SuperCube® allows the consumer a large see-through area to better view the product.
Berry’s user-friendly Nova is the new star in sauce bottles
Berry Global is launching a new range of hot fill sauce bottles that combine an attractive on-shelf appearance with maximum consumer convenience. Available in 250ml and 500ml sizes, the Nova bottle features a modern curved design in clear polypropylene (PP) and provides a large labelling area for high-impact product branding and easy handling for the end-user.
Berry’s Quality PCR Meets CSR and Legislative Requirements
As businesses increasingly seek to incorporate post-consumer recycled (PCR) material into their plastics packaging, both to support their own CSR objectives and to meet legislation such as the UK’s Plastics Tax, Berry M&H and Berry PET Power can offer PCR solutions for all their standard and custom products.
Berry Global Develops Innovative, New Cup with Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic in Partnership with Taco Bell®
Berry Global and Taco Bell are making strides toward a more circular approach to sustainable packaging with the launch of a new clear, all-plastic cup containing mechanically recycled post-consumer resin. The move represents progress by both organizations in meeting their publicly stated sustainability commitments.
Certification Confirms Authenticity and Quality of Berry’s Recycled Refuse Sacks
Berry Global’s refuse sacks business in Heanor, Derbyshire, has become the first plastic packaging manufacturer in the UK to achieve RecyClass Recycled Content certification for its ranges of refuse sacks made from post-consumer recycled plastic.
Recyclable 2cc Dispenser from Berry Delivers on Sustainability and Versatility
Berry Global has become one of the first packaging manufacturers to develop a recyclable lock-up 2cc dispenser. The new Berry Wave2cc, a product of the Company’s B Circular range, meets market demands for a more sustainable version of the popular pump format that is widely used for a variety of personal care products.
Berry Global Recognized by Flexographic Technical Association for Outstanding Decoration Capabilities
In recognition of its outstanding decoration capabilities, Berry Global Group, Inc. announced its receipt of two awards from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) annual Excellence in Flexography Awards.
TotalEnergies and Berry Global Advance Material Circularity by Using Recycled Plastic in Food Packaging
TotalEnergies and Berry Global today announce their collaboration to make food packaging more circular and divert waste from landfills. TotalEnergies will supply Berry Global with Certified Circular Polymers obtained through advanced recycling of post-consumer plastic waste that is otherwise hard to recycle via existing processes.
Benefits of New Jar from Berry Stack Up
A new stackable jar from Berry Global offers a valuable space saving solution on retail shelves, through e-commerce channels and in the home. At the same time, the jar provides excellent consumer convenience, and its effective product protection, reusability and recyclability enhance its environmental profile.
- Bianka Cramblit
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