SEE, ExxonMobil and Ahold Delhaize USA have announced a collaboration on an advanced recycling initiative claimed to be the first of its kind in the US.
The project will recycle flexible plastics from the food supply chain and reuse them into new, certified circular food-grade packaging.
The collaboration is expected to help increase the use of recycled content by validating the technical and economic viability of a certified circular system based on advanced recycling technology.
Flexible plastics will be designed to be collected, recycled and repurposed into new food packaging, helping keep the plastics out of landfills and increase the number of times essential plastics can be recycled.
Brittni Furrow, VP, Health & Sustainability, Ahold Delhaize USA said: “We’re proud to work with SEE and ExxonMobil on this collaboration, which has the potential to radically change the way retailers and manufacturers leverage food-grade recycled plastics as a key means of keeping plastics out of landfills.
“We’re eager to learn from this work and apply the learnings to advance our own plastics ambitions but also advance these efforts broadly, helping to ensure a better tomorrow for our planet.”