By switching to a combination of electricity from renewable sources in its PET recycling facilities in Austria and Poland, ALPLA products carbon neutral recycled PETwhich represents a major impact on the ecological footprint of its granulated food materials.
According to the company’s calculations, with this new development, emissions have been reduced by 90% compared to those of the raw material, an indicator that has been recognized and well received by the market.
In this sense, Georg Lässer, director of recycling at ALPLA, explains that “this step has already had a big impact on the carbon footprint of our food regranulate. “The market response to this further development has been very good.”
The company now offers its customers carbon neutral rPET based on the purchase of a certificate. The remaining unavoidable emissions associated with the delivery of input material to plants, for example, are offset by carbon certificates.
Recycled PET and sustainability
ALPLA highlighted the help that this new material provides carbon neutral recycled PET can help your clients achieve their sustainability goals. “Once again we show that close cooperation between packaging developers, their manufacturers and recycling experts can lead to solutions that set an example for the entire industry,” said the director of the recycling company.
The company supports climate change mitigation projects in alliance with the initiative Alliance for Climate Neutrality 2025 and with the non-governmental organization Helioz, among which are the reforestation program in Nicaragua and the replacement of coal stoves in China with alternatives that work on biomass, among other actions that contribute to reducing emissions and improving the quality of life of thousands of people.
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