02/09/2023 Press release
TotalEnergies and Ecolab partner to launch heavy use packaging incorporating Post-Consumer Recycled plastic within RE:clic portfolio
Brussels/Wallisellen, February 09, 2023 – TotalEnergies and Ecolab have partnered to launch plastic packaging incorporating recycled material that will contribute to promote circularity in heavy use packaging markets.
This launch is the culmination of a close collaboration to introduce post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic into primary packaging for highly concentrated cleaning products, starting with the supply of TotalEnergies RE:use rPE6314 grade – within the RE:clic portfolio of circular polymers - in the MAXX S range for Facility care. It is part of a larger effort by both companies to drive solutions that prevent waste and protect people, planet, and business.
"Delivering sustainable solutions without compromising on performance is instrumental in enlarging the market for recycled plastics. This collaboration with Ecolab is an excellent example of value chain partnership aimed at enabling circularity for highly technical applications and it fully contributes to our ambition of producing 30 % circular polymers by 2030." Said Olivier Greiner, Vice President Polymers Europe & Orient, at TotalEnergies.
“The collaboration with TotalEnergies proves once again how important it is to create innovative partnerships to provide the best solutions.” said Anja de Reus, VP Sustainability Europe at Ecolab. “At Ecolab, we are committed to continuously improving our packaging by offering our customers products that are designed to optimize the amount of plastic and minimize environmental impact. This is part of our commitment to provide every customer with an overall positive impact and deliver value.”
TotalEnergies and Ecolab’s initiatives are fully aligned with the European dynamic in terms of circular economy for plastics. Indeed, at the European level, changes in regulations are in order, with the purpose of addressing the need for efficient and sustainable products. The European Union is developing the Sustainable Products Initiative to incorporate sustainability throughout the whole lifecycle of the product, and to boost circularity. This initiative will help take another important step into the direction of reaching the Green Deal objectives to make Europe a more resource-efficient, climate neutral, and pollution-free circular economy.
*Technical product information
TotalEnergies rPE6314 from the RE:use range – part of the RE:clic circular polymers portfolio - combines PCR with high-performing booster resin to enable circularity while maintaining the same performances, thus providing sustainable solutions for bottles and medium-size containers, for both solids and liquids. Its excellent chemical resistance, consistency, low odor and natural color make it the best-performing, ready-to-use rHDPE grade for blow moulding applications.
About TotalEnergies and Polymers
TotalEnergies develops, produces and commercializes polymers — polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, their recycled equivalents and biopolymers — that can be incorporated in the plastics manufacturing process. Lighter than many alternative materials, they help reduce the carbon footprint of end-use applications through enhanced energy efficiency. TotalEnergies’ polymers experts in Europe, Asia and the United States of America are working alongside all the professionals in the value chain, including plastic manufacturers, research centers, waste collection and sorting companies, and their customers to accelerate in the circular economy. The Company is developing different plastic recycling processes and using renewable raw materials, with the ambition to produce 30% circular polymers by 2030.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that help protect people, planet and business health. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, help maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com
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