Unilever, the company behind some of the world’s best-known consumer brands, is working on pioneering new technology to convert hard-to-recycle plastic back into high-quality packaging.
The use of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is widespread in the packaging industry, especially among bottles, but only 20 percent is currently recycled.
The British-Dutch company, which is responsible for over 400 brands worldwide, including Ben & Jerry’s, Persil, Marmite, and PG Tips, has announced it is working with Indorama Ventures and Ioniqa, a technology start-up, on the issue.
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