Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) and TotalEnergies (NYSE: TTE) in France are collaborating to offer circular packaging and divert waste from landfills. Berry says Certified Circular Polymers supplied by TotalEnergies will help the company use more recycled plastic in its food and beverage packaging and healthcare products.
Berry says TotalEnergies obtains the polymers through advanced recycling of post-consumer plastic waste, which is difficult to recycle with existing processes.
“This collaboration with our long-time partner Berry Global demonstrates the willingness of the supply chain to make packaging more circular and sustainable, especially for demanding food contact applications where no other circularity solution exists, and paves the way to TotalEnergies’ ambition to produce 30% recycled and renewable polymers by 2030,” said Valérie Goff, senior vice president, polymers at TotalEnergies.
Beginning next year, Berry says feedstock from hard-to-recycle plastic waste will be produced in TotalEnergies’ advanced recycling plant to be built on a future, zero-crude platform in France.
Berry says the collaboration will help it broaden access to ISCC PLUS-certified advanced recycled materials to customers in Europe.