AMB Spa, a leading European supplier of sustainable solutions for rigid and flexible for the food packaging market, is the most recent company to partner with Indorama Ventures, one of the world’s leading sustainable chemical companies. Industry collaborations to produce recycled PET (rPET) flake for the food packaging market are helping Indorama Ventures to forge the next step towards a circular economy for PET trays.
The partnership with AMB aims to divert more than 150 million post-consumer PET trays away from landfill or incineration by the end of 2025. New technology allows Indorama Ventures to supply recycled PET flakes from post-consumer trays for AMB to use in making food-grade transparent film. This increases the recycled content sourced from trays in AMB’s end-products.
Paolo Cescutti, Chief Procurement Officer at AMB, said, “Consumers are mindful of sustainability and food safety and want a guarantee that the food trays they use are recyclable. The recycled material now possible through our partnership with Indorama Ventures means we can divert more plastic waste, to become safe, food-grade packaging. Food processors and consumers can be confident that AMB products offer true recyclability and food safety. We are proud to be one of the pioneers in bringing this to market with Indorama Ventures’ expertise.”
After more than 72 months of research and development, Indorama Ventures was able to produce rPET flakes from post-consumer trays commercially at its facility in Verdun, France. The resulting recycling technology will divert millions of post-consumer PET trays from landfill or incineration.