Sustainability objectives and the drive to a circular economy is increasing demand for all recycled materials in packaging.
The biggest challenge for food companies though, is to find suitable recycled food grade material.
Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company announced in January 2020 that it will spend more than 1.5 billion Swiss francs to buy 2 million metric tons of recycled plastic between now and 2025.
This is a laudable first move by a food company that is willing to pay above the market rate for the recycled material as part of its strategy to alleviate a shortage of used plastics suitable for food packaging and in turn boost up supplies, innovations in technology to improve food grade recycling plastics.
What are the solutions by Nestle to reach the targeted recycled content?
Using recycled plastics – especially within food contact applications – is challenging and governed by European Commission’s published Regulation No 282/2008.
It is an EFSA requirement that recycled plastics used for food applications is made from predominantly (e.g. greater than 99%) packaging that was previously used for food-grade products.
How do you ensure regulatory compliance for rPET used in food contact?
How is the EU preparing to harmonise Food contact recycling processes all across the member states?
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