Plastic processor ILIP has committed to reducing the use of plastic materials, and limiting food waste and protecting food all along the supply chain. It is now aiming to recover post-consumer plastic raw materials and transforming them into new packaging in r-PET, producing packaging that is 100% recycled PET and managing the entire supply chain to create a virtuous system of circular economy.
The company has closed its r-PET production cycle, for total control over the supply chain and the origin of the materials used. It also uses a variety of materials from PLA to bioplastics, such as Mater-Bi by Novamont.
Nicola Ballini, general manager of ILIP, told packagingnews.co.uk: “With our Pledge to Sustainability, we want to provide our response to the market’s and to consumers’ attention to this issue. We have always adopted an holistic and objective approach, which sees packaging as part of the solution, and not the problem, of the environmental impact of a commercial supply chain such as agrifood. At the same time, we are at the cutting edge when it comes to tackling the problem of fossil fuel based raw material limits, with the introduction of the closed cycle of recycled PET and the use of renewable bioplastics”.