Saudi petrochemicals player SABIC and the Schwarz Group, a European retail store operator, have signed a deal to roll out transparent film bags made from circular polyethylene (PE) for vegetable packaging.
According to a SABIC spokesperson, the bags will be produced using different proprietary PE technologies from its Trucircle portfolio.
Schwarz will kick off the introduction with 1kg bags for organic carrots in selected Lidl and Kaufland supermarkets in Germany between October and December.
Dietmar Bohm is managing director of GreenCycle, that serves as a waste management and recycling service provider for the Schwarz Group and other companies. He told icis.com: "Our comprehensive strategy is to make all Lidl and Kaufland brand plastic packaging as recyclable as possible by 2025, thereby reducing overall plastic consumption by 20%.”
SABIC’s circular polymers in the pilot project include both low-density and linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE/LLDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resins, the company added.