As more and more European companies are committing themselves to circular economy system, Parmalat - Italy’s leading dairy and food manufacturer - has pledged to use 50% recycled plastic in its new milk bottles.
The company is expected to use 50% recycled plastics in all its blue bottles that package its brands - Parmalat Puroblu and Parmalat Zymil.
The initiative will use a 'bottle to bottle' process that will see used bottles converted into new recycled ones, saving the firm about 600 tonnes of new plastic annually.
As per a Life Cycle Assessment Analysis by the University of Parma, the new recycled bottles can help the company save about 18,000 cubic meters of water per year as well as decrease CO2 emissions by almost 1,700 tonnes.
With this initiative, Parmalat aims to address the issue of plastic waste and moving towards its goal of halving the quantity of new plastic used for its bottles.
Recycled plastics used in food containers will be discussed at CMT’s Recycled Plastics in Food Contact Materials on 18-19 Sep, 2019 in Brussels.
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