Wayne, PA – TekniPlex Consumer Products, a globally integrated provider of innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies, has obtained ISCC Plus Certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) for its manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia. The designation allows the company to certify the percentages of advanced recycled polypropylene (PP) included in the food-sector solutions produced at the plant, including coffee pods, fruit and dessert cups, deli packaging and containers for, yogurts and other dairy items.
The sought-after certification centers around a key conundrum of advanced recycled (also called chemically recycled) plastic resins. Compared with conventional mechanical recycling, chemical recycling produces pristine resins functionally equal and virtually indistinguishable from virgin materials. For that same reason, companies incorporating advanced recycled plastics into products must keep careful track of these materials to avoid false or misleading sustainability claims.
To that end, ISCC Plus is a globally recognized system for verifiable traceability of recycled materials throughout the supply chain, including transparent, verifiable standards for advanced recycled materials. The certification allows TekniPlex Consumer Products to assure customers that varying, customizable percentages of recycled PP are being utilized in their packaging solutions. In doing so, the company can better support current and future legislative mandates for increased recycled content and reduced virgin resin usage without compromising its solutions’ protective and functional properties.
“As we continue to incorporate recycled plastics into a wide array of our materials science-based solutions, we also are committed to the transparency and veracity of our sustainability claims – and, of course, those claimed by our customers,” said Rafael Posada, Global Sustainability Director for TekniPlex Consumer Products. “This ISCC Plus designation allows us and our customers to verify various percentages of advanced recycled polypropylene – a means of rubber-stamping PCR statements and showcasing sustainability sincerity.”
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About TekniPlex Consumer Products
TekniPlex Consumer Products specializes in advanced materials science solutions for companies in the food & beverage and CPG industries with a focus on protecting products, strengthening brands, and innovating sustainably. TekniPlex Consumer Products serves companies around the world in sectors including beauty and personal care, household items, and food and beverage.
With an expanding selection of material-diverse solutions – bolstered in recent years, by a series of strategic acquisitions – TekniPlex Consumer Products is leading the way creating next-generation packaging designs that address real-world challenges in the markets it serves. Most notably, the company is focused on developing more sustainable solutions that continue to provide product safety and consumer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.tekni-plex.com/consumer