As sustainability transforms from a buzzword into a necessary reality, the packaging industry has been reevaluating how it operates. Instead of waiting around, Anduro has spearheaded its way into post-consumer recyclable (PCR) content. For more than a year, the company has immersed itself into the world of advanced recycling, figuring out how it can help reduce the carbon footprint, minimize waste, and help customers reach their meaningful goals.
Anduro plans to produce a polypropylene bag that’s made up of 35% recycled material (PCR resins) by the end of the summer and have the new bags certified by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) by the end of the year. These new, highly sustainable bags would position Anduro not only as a leader in the pet food category, but also in the flexible packaging market.
“We’re excited to be a part of this sustainability breakthrough. Our customers will still receive the world-class quality and service they’ve grown accustomed to. In addition, we’re aligning with them to ensure they reach their sustainability goals while also benefiting from highly desirable tax credits,” comments Marc Datelle, Anduro’s CEO.
The chemical PCR resins that Anduro is utilizing are created by the emerging technology of Exxon Mobil, who has been on the forefront of advanced recycling. In fact, in December 2022, Exxon started up one the largest advanced recycling plants in North America, which can process 40,000 metric tons of plastic waste per year. As the company continues to build out its advanced recycling capabilities, it plans to process 500,000 metric tons per year by the end of 2026.
The advancing technologies surrounding the recycling of polypropylene enable the recovery and reuse of the valuable material, which reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. By utilizing these recyclable materials, manufacturers, consumers and communities all benefit by realizing significant reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Packaging specialist Jon Solberg emphasizes, “This is yet another example of our commitment to fully understand the goals and objectives of our customers and to adopt processes and leverage supply chains that support their sustainability goals. We’re dedicated to identifying important trends and reacting quickly to ensure our clients are getting the best possible packaging – period.”
Anduro prides itself on being a nimble, creative manufacturer that always embraces innovation. This allows the company to better serve our clients and deliver premium products for the market. Our new bags with a high percentage of PCR content is just another groundbreaking example of our ongoing commitment to sustainable packaging. Anduro will not stop there – we have many more exciting announcements on the horizon.