New circular packaging solutions for the BIO dairy sector
The agreement aims to promote the use of plastic packaging with ISCC Plus certification in the Spanish market, complying with all food safety requirements. The three companies plan to launch new packaging circular solutions for cheese products. The Spanish multinational Repsol has reached an agreement with the leading international company in the field of rigid plastic packaging Jokey Group, and Spanish organic dairy company Cantero de Letur. The Cantero de Letur Group will pioneer the use of recycled plastic packing in the organic dairy industry in Spain for its cheese products. Manufactured by Jokey, this sustainable packaging will use ISCC Plus certified Repsol Reciclex® circular polypropylene. The technologies used by Repsol to manufacture these circular resins make it possible to take advantage of non-recyclable plastic waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Thus, waste becomes a new raw material for Repsol's processes, to produce new circular materials with the same quality and functionality as virgin resins. And therefore, they are even suitable for the food industry with its high quality and hygiene requirements. In early 2020, Repsol certified all its petrochemical complexes to produce under the ISCC Plus accreditation. Jokey received this certification in August 2020 at four production sites, including Spain. This certification stands for the use and traceability of recycled materials. "As we currently see the evolving market of new sustainable materials, the Repsol-Jokey-Cantero project is one of the first to pilot the purpose of demonstrating the long-term applicability of recycled plastics. Real, working business and material flow models will attract more partners and drive segments and the plastics industry toward a circular economy." said Michael Schmidt, Chief Procurement Officer at Jokey.