Berry Superfos has incorporated 25% recycled polypropylene (PP) into Spanish food producer Choví Group’s garlic mayonnaise brand, Allioli, via advanced recycling with a mass balance approach.

The change in the composition of the injection-moulded pot was overseen by Choví, Berry Superfos, and Repsol, the supplier of the rPP. All three companies hold the ISCC PLUS certification required for the use of recycled material in food-contact packaging and traceability throughout the chain of custody.

The companies explain that the 25% rPP – which is reportedly the same quality as virgin material – has been allocated using the ISCC mass balance approach. They add that this was made possible with advanced pyrolysis technology, which allows for the recovery of waste streams that are not suitable for mechanical recycling.

According to the companies, the new pot retains its signature mortar shape and yellow colour to ensure maximum brand awareness. By incorporating recycled material, the companies say that the new pot maintains its iconic look while saving on the use of virgin materials and facilitating a reduction in the amount of plastic waste going to landfill.

In addition, the entire pot can apparently be recycled where appropriate facilities exist.

David Moya, industrial director at Choví, comments: “The process path of developing our iconic Allioli pot to include recycled material has been a long but rewarding road, and the result is excellent.

“It was made possible thanks to our alliance with Berry Superfos and Repsol who have been perfect travel companions for us in this pioneering project to increase the sustainability of the Allioli pot.”

Ignacio Igea, commercial director at Berry Superfos Iberia, adds: “Our partnership with Choví is an example of the kind of relationship that we strive to establish with all our customers every day.

“It involves being innovative and providing state-of-the-art technology, dedicated service and commitment to more sustainable development.”

Last year, Berry Global designed a new closure from sauce bottles made from 100% PP, which it claims is recyclable and a lighter weight solution than other versions currently available, offering material savings.