Versalis to switch to packaging made from recycled raw materials
Eni’s chemical company Versalis has started using packaging made from recycled raw materials from post-consumer industrial packaging.
Packaging is the main sector in which plastics are used, accounting for 40.5% of total demand in Europe. If designed for single use, they quickly generate waste which, if not properly managed and treated, risks being dispersed into the environment. For this reason, Versalis has set up two projects, “Bag to Bag” and “Liner to Liner”, with which it aims to create a virtuous circle aimed at recovering and recycling industrial polyethylene packaging bags and putting them back into the system.
The “Bag to Bag” project, uses sacks from packaging and shipping polyethylene products, including those intended for food applications. These sacks are made from 50% recycled materials and are also fully recyclable, thanks to a design specifically developed to reduce the use of ink in labelling. The project has passed the test phase according to specifications at all Versalis operating sites. It has been in use at the Ragusa and Ferrara plants for some months now, and by the end of the year will also be operational at Brindisi and at the Dunkirk and Oberhausen plants.
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