R-Cycle Partner Reifenhäuser announced, together with the key industry players Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), HP Indigo, Cadel Deinking and Karlville, the successful delivery of the first-of-its-kind pouch-to-pouch mechanical recycling concept within a cooperation project.
The approach uses a multi-stage process to contribute to a circular economy for digitally printed pouches. Starting with a polyethylene (PE)-based barrier food pouch designed for recyclability, the project team have used mechanical recycling and deinking to create a high-quality dishwasher MDO-PE pouch containing 30 percent recycled contents and being itself suitable for recycling.
In a next step, the team is working on the digital product passport R-Cycle to allow for recycling-relevant packaging properties to be recorded and to make the pouch identifiable for high-quality recycling within post-consumer waste management.
Read the full report here: https://corporate.dow.com/en-us/news/press-releases/team-work-for-pouch-to-pouch-recycling-concept
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