BANGKOK, March 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The world is becoming more aware of the importance of using recycled packaging to protect the environment, in line with the principles of a circular economy where post-consumer recycled PET (PCR PET) plastic resins are used in packaging in the food and beverage industry. Today, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) and ALPLA Group have joined hands with customers and partners to innovate better for the world by creating packaging for food and beverages using 100% Post Consumer Recycled PET (PCR PET) plastic resins under the InnoEco brand, in Thailand. This initiative aims to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero, or “Net Zero.” ENVICCO, a high-quality food-grade recycled plastic resin production plant, produces these recycled plastic pellets that meet international standards. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Ministry of Public Health has certified the company as the first in Thailand to use recycled plastic for food and beverage packaging due to its unique cleanliness, purity, and contamination-free properties. This is to provide a better quality of life for all the people in Thailand.
Dr. Kongkrapan Intarajang, CEO and President of GC, remarked, “Once again, GC has received good news, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand has certified that the PCR PET plastic resins produced by ENVICCO factory under the InnoEco brand are suitable for use in the food and beverage industry, as they meet international standards for food-grade plastic resins. ENVICCO had previously received certification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This recent certification from Thailand’s FDA reinforces the quality of the PCR PET plastic resins, which are highly regarded for their exceptional purity, safety, absence of impurities, and lack of contaminated residue. As a result, consumers can be completely confident in their safe use.
Mr. Günther Lehner, Chairman of the ALPLA Group quoted that, “The FDA certification is another important milestone for our joint venture towards establishing a bottle-to-bottle cycle in Thailand and Southeast Asia. It proves our many years of expertise in the treatment and processing of packaging made from post-consumer recycled resins and expands our fields of action in reducing carbon emissions and waste through optimized resource consumption.”
ENVICCO has advanced technology from Europe ensures consistently high-quality products, along with a quality control system throughout the production process. ENVICCO can produce up to 45,000 tons of high-quality PCR PET (30,000 tons) and PCR HDPE (15,000 tons) plastic resins annually. Within a year, ENVICCO can contribute to a reduction of 60,000 tons of plastic waste in the country, as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is equal to planting more than 8 million large trees or creating a forest that spans over 78,000 hectares.
Today, GC is ready to distribute InnoEco PCR PET to manufacturers both domestically and internationally on an ongoing basis. GC is also expanding its partnerships with all sectors to participate in the collective journey towards sustainable development.
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About PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC)
GC is dedicated to leading the chemical industry by producing various products that meet international standards, including petrochemicals and chemicals. We prioritize eco-friendly innovations and advanced technology to create high-quality products that improve people’s quality of life. The company has been consistently ranked as the top performer in the chemical industry category by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for four years in a row. Presently, GC has set a target to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 and ultimately attain net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
About ALPLA Group
With operations in 46 countries and a workforce of more than 23,300 employees, ALPLA is a leading plastic packaging and recycling company. Their products include custom-made packaging solutions like bottles, caps, and components that can be tailored to the specific needs and quality standards of various industries such as food and beverage, cosmetics, personal care, household cleaning, detergents, pharmaceuticals, as well as engine and lubricant oils. ALPLA is also engaged in PET and HDPE recycling operations, with facilities located in Austria, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Romania and Thailand. Other projects are being realized elsewhere around the world.
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