TotalEnergies and Ecolab partner on recycling packaging for highly concentrated cleaning products

Published: 10-Feb-2023

This launch is the culmination of a close collaboration to introduce post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic into primary packaging for highly concentrated cleaning products

TotalEnergies and Ecolab have partnered to launch plastic packaging incorporating recycled material that will contribute to promoting 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, the planet, and business.

Delivering sustainable solutions without compromising on performance is instrumental in enlarging the market for recycled plastic

- Olivier Greiner, VP of Polymers Europe & Orient at TotalEnergies

"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 a 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, VP of 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 of Sustainability Europe at Ecolab. “At Ecolab, we are committed to continuously improving our packaging by offering our customers products that are designed to optimise the amount of plastic and minimise 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.

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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 odour and natural colour make it the best-performing, ready-to-use rHDPE grade for blow moulding applications.

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