Amcor set to increase use of advance recycling materials via ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology

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Packaging giant Amcor has become the first company to purchase certified circular polyethylene material using ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology for advanced recycling.

Amcor said it would leverage this new material across its global portfolio, providing customers in healthcare and food industries with “more recycled content in a variety of solutions and applications”.

Amcor Chief Commercial Officer Peter Konieczny said the use of these materials would significantly add to the 113,000 metric tons of recycled material Amcor used in its packaging in fiscal year 2021.

“Using advanced recycled materials is yet another step forward in Amcor meeting the challenges of our industry and offering our customers more sustainable packaging solutions,” Mr Konieczny said.

“By leveraging ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology across our global product portfolio, Amcor is providing a true differentiator for our customers and the environment.”

David Hergenrether, Vice President, Polyethylene, ExxonMobil said the technology behind advanced recycling materials allows plastic waste to be converted into brand new products that are no different in quality and performance from ones made with virgin raw materials.

“We are proud to see our relationship with Amcor expand with our Exxtend technology to help address their sustainability goals, as well as those of their customers,” Mr Hergenrether added.

“We look forward to working closely with Amcor to develop products that meet customer expectations for high-performance PE products, while helping to recycle plastic waste.”

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