Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates

PRW

Published: July 30, 2014 1:37 pm ET
Updated: July 30, 2014 1:42 pm ET

Image By: IGD British store Sainsbury's will be able to recycle its food handling crates back into food crates under a new program.

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Sustainability, Recycling, Europe, Pallets/skids/materials handling

British retail group Sainsbury’s has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade container.

The deal will see some 2 million of the supermarket’s crates recycled by Schoeller Allibert of Hardenberg, the Netherlands, at one of its facilities in Spain, Germany or the Netherlands. Although the crates have been recycled in the past this is the first time they will be reprocessed back into a food-grade material.

Ludo Gielen, chief marketing and innovation officer at Schoeller Allibert, said: “When food-grade crates need replacing due to age or damage, they can be returned to one of our three European Food Safety Authority-approved facilities for recycling.

“Providing they have been used in a closed or controlled loop distribution system, which allows traceability of provenance, we can recycle used [high density polyethylene] and [polypropylene] material and mold into new crates for use in the food and fresh produce supply chain.”

Simon Stokoe, senior strategy manager for Sainsbury’s supply chain, added: “This piece of work was not only about making the right decision for Sainsbury’s from an efficiency perspective — it was also about making sure we did it sustainably. A win-win.”


Comments

Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates

PRW

Published: July 30, 2014 1:37 pm ET
Updated: July 30, 2014 1:42 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Deal puts Convergence Packaging under Comar's umbrella

October 24, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Convergence Packaging Holdings LLC, itself a product of mergers, now is joining together with Comar LLC.    More

Image

Akro-Plastic buying German subsidiary from Metabolix

October 24, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Akro-Plastic GmbH, a Niederzissen, Germany-based plastic compounder, has purchased the assets of Metabolix Inc.'s subsidiary in Germany.    More

Image

Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth

October 24, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an ...    More

Image

German export sales strong, push for energy savings continues

October 24, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Germany is the engine that drives the European economy — and when it comes to the plastics industry, German machinery is a potent force, an...    More

Image

Arburg expands presence in China

October 24, 2014 11:34 am ET

German machinery maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has expanded its office in Shenzhen, China, making it the company's first competence center for automation ...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events