BERRY GLOBAL JOINS SABIC IN CHEMICAL RECYCLING PARTNERSHIP

Chem Eng Online | November 14, 2019

Berry Global Group, Inc. announced its collaboration with global chemical industry leader, SABIC in driving the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. The companies boast a longtime partnership and focus on their shared values of sustainability and promotion of a circular economy. Earlier this year, Berry announced its sustainability strategy Impact 2025, and has pledged to design 100 percent of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025. As part of this commitment and in support of circular economy, Berry is always advancing to utilize new and innovative methods to create more environmentally sustainable packaging. Included in the Company’s efforts is the collaboration with trusted suppliers to aid in the advancement of the packaging industry as a whole. SABIC announced at the end of 2018 its intended project to build a semi-commercial unit in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade valuable feedstocks produced from the recycling of low-quality, mixed plastic waste.

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LOW CARBON VALUE-ADDED PROCESSING: Low carbon inputs, such as natural gas liquids and biomass, are converted into value-added products.Chemical Trade with the United States in 2016 (NAICS 325 - Chemical Manufacturing) Total Production $22.4 billion Imports from the U.S. $23 billion Total Exports $21 billion Exports to the U.S. $16.1 billion (77% of Exports)

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LOW CARBON VALUE-ADDED PROCESSING: Low carbon inputs, such as natural gas liquids and biomass, are converted into value-added products.Chemical Trade with the United States in 2016 (NAICS 325 - Chemical Manufacturing) Total Production $22.4 billion Imports from the U.S. $23 billion Total Exports $21 billion Exports to the U.S. $16.1 billion (77% of Exports)

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