3 November 2020

Petfood packs start to aid circular economy

Mars is to incorporate recycled polypropylene into the primary packaging for some of its pet food brands.

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Working with manufacturers SABIC and Huhtamaki, the company will include food-grade recycled plastic in packaging of some pet food brands in 2020, with expansion to other brands is expected to follow in 2021.

The recycled material is certified under the ISCC PLUS (Institute of Sustainability & Carbon Certification) scheme that uses a ‘mass balance’ approach.  This widely recognised international sustainability certification scheme verifies the quality and authenticity of the recycled material along the supply chain from feedstock to final product.