A strategic partnership between Coveris and Interzero plans to convert plastic waste into resins for use in further packaging products – thus securing raw materials, reducing the plastics’ CO2 footprint, and aligning with packaging and waste regulations.

In bringing together the operations of a packaging producer, a circular economy service provider, and a specialist in sorting and plastics recycling, both companies intend to pursue their goal of eliminating all forms of waste. It seeks to benefit the entire value chain and achieve key sustainability goals like waste prevention, CO2 reduction, and adherence to packaging-related laws.

Coveris previously launched ReCover, a waste recycling process intended to close the loop on plastic packaging by turning waste into an alternative resource to virgin raw materials. Now materials collected and sorted by Interzero will be processed by Coveris’ ReCover entities, where they will be mechanically recycled into ‘high-quality’ resins.

These resins are set to be utilized in Coveris’ Duralite R collation films and other ‘high-performance’ packaging products.

“We are excited about this partnership with Interzero as it aligns perfectly with our No Waste vision,” said Christian Kolarik, CEO at Coveris. “By integrating well sorted post-consumer waste into our recycling processes, we are taking a significant step towards completely closing the loop.”

“Collaborating with Coveris allows us to leverage our expertise in waste collection and sorting to support the creation of high-quality recycled resins,” added Jan Kroker, CEO at Interzero. “Together, we can make a substantial impact on reducing waste.

“The circular economy is a joint project that benefits everyone. We are shaping the circular economy of tomorrow - for a world without waste.”

Coveris and Interzero will be present at booth M1 – Hall 11 at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe on 19th – 20th June 2024 to answer further questions.

Coveris’ ReCover deinking facility in Louth is a finalist in the Sustainability Awards 2024, falling under the Driving the Circular Economy category.

The company has also unveiled a recyclable, mono-material paper addition to its pre-made block bottom bag lineup. The solution claims to unlock recyclability in current paper waste streams and a reduction in packaging waste, as well as product protection and premium aesthetics.

Meanwhile, Interzero is making use of reusable boxes from startup hey circle in hopes of reducing both CO2 emissions and waste when it comes to package shipping.

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