ExxonMobil to supply chemically recycled plastic to Amcor for packaging

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Global packaging company Amcor has signed a five-year deal with petrochemical firm ExxonMobil for it to supply chemically recycled plastic.

ExxonMobil is expected to provide 100,000 tonnes of polyethylene by the end of the five-year contract from its Texas facility. This material will be used worldwide in Amcor’s product packaging.

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Amcor is already providing recycled content to customers, including Mondelez International which uses 30% food-grade recycled packaging in Australia in brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Caramilk and Old Gold family blocks.

Amcor chief executive Ron Delia said: “We are committed to a future of more sustainable packaging and are excited to strengthen our ability to meet increasing customer demand for recycled content.

“We’re already working with major brands to support their sustainability ambitions and look forward to offering this innovative content across our global portfolio.”

ExxonMobil senior vice president of product solutions Michael Zamora added: “Our expanded commitment will make our Exxtend technology for advanced recycling available to even more of Amcor’s customers across the globe, and represents an important step towards reaching our shared goal of helping to increase the amount of plastic waste that’s recycled.”