Amcor has placed its first commercial order of certified-circular polymers leveraging ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology for advanced recycling for use in packaging for the Australian and New Zealand market.
The order will make Amcor the first flexible packaging company to offer certified-circular plastics in this market, which supports partial displacement of fossil-based feedstock and meets the growing consumer demand for plastic circularity.
Using its Exxtend technology, ExxonMobil offers certified-circular polymers with the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification identical to polymers made from conventional fossil feedstock. The certified-circular polymers can be used in existing applications requiring virgin resins.
Amcor’s sustainability director for Asia Pacific, Richard Smith, said this order is another step toward helping its customers achieve the circularity of their flexible packaging in Australia and New Zealand and meet Australia’s National 2025 Packaging Targets.
“We are excited to provide our customers in Australia and New Zealand access to this important resource and to contribute to developing more sustainable solutions that help our customers and their brands continue to meet consumer needs,” Smith said.
Kwee-Lin Chan, general manager for Asia Pacific for advanced recycling and sustainability at ExxonMobil, added: “We are proud to work with Amcor to bring a new certified-circular solution to the ANZ market. We look forward to continuing our work with Amcor to develop products that deliver exceptional performance while also supporting the circular economy.”