New recycled packaging innovation puts plastic out of the loop

The new initiative helps customers source clear polythene film containing 30% post-consumer recycled scrap material from any of Mainetti’s production sites in the world

Mainetti has announced the launch of Polyloop, a global initiative to address the need for more packaging made from recycled plastic and which aims to support the UK Government's plans of boosting the use of recycled plastics by 40%.

The new project, which comes on the heels of last week's UK Government Budget decision to impose a plastic packaging tax charging manufacturers and importers £200 per tonne on packaging made of less than 30% of recycled plastic, can help customers source clear polythene film containing 30% post-consumer recycled scrap material from any of its production sites in the world.

The process sees post-consumer scrap materials collected, cleaned and processed within the UK before being distributed to Mainetti's manufacturing sites offshore. The first industrial-scale processing line is expected to be operational in the UK in July of this year.

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