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Nonwovens/​Converting

Berry scheme for customer waste

Recycled content is incorporated into Endura nonwovens.

23rd September 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  USA

Medical/Hygiene, Civil Engineering

Berry Global has formed a closed-loop recycling system to incorporate post-industrial recycled materials into its Endura spunbond and meltblown nonwovens.

Endura products are recognised under the SCS Recycled Content Certification, which measures the percentage of recycled content for the purpose of making an accurate claim in the marketplace.

Berry began the manufacturing of Endura products through recycling its own post-industrial waste from operations and introduced the closed-loop recycling system earlier this year, with manufacturing spanning six of its existing European locations. Through the system, Berry supplies customers with nonwoven materials, receives post-industrial waste from the conversion processes of its customers, and lastly incorporates the recycled content into its Endura nonwovens line.

Berry offers Endura spunbond products containing up to 90% recycled content for use in applications such as disinfectant wipes, home and bedding, roofing, and carpet tiles.

“Through our size and scale, we have the unique ability to invest and commercialise sustainable solutions to increase recycled content, reduce emissions, and promote circularity,” said Achim Schalk, EVP and general manager of health, hygiene and specialties EMEIA for Berry Global.

The use of post-industrial materials results in a 70% reduction of CO2eq emissions during the manufacturing process compared to virgin materials.

www.berryglobal.com

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