Unilever now able to recycle plastic sachets
Global consumer goods producer, Unilever, has developed new technology which will allow it to recycle plastic sachet waste.
The technology, named CreaSolv Process, has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany.
Inspired by the technology used to recycle television sets, the CreaSolv Process retrieves the plastic from the sachet. This plastic can then be used to create new sachets.
Chief Research and Development Officer, David Blanchard, said billions of sachets end up in landfill and waterways every year.
“We intend to make this technology open source and would hope to scale the technology with industry partners, so others – including our competitors – can use it,” Blanchard said.
Today, only 14 per cent of all plastic packaging worldwide is recycled.
Unilever brands sold within Australia include Lipton, Dove, Streets, Ben & Jerry’s, Flora, Lynx and Jif.
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