Dow/Mengniu launch all-PE, recyclable yoghurt pouch in China

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US materials firm Dow partnered with Mengniu, a dairy company in China, to launch an all-polyethylene (PE) yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability, to achieving a circular economy in China.

Leveraging the materials science expertise of Dow and the collaboration across the value chain, Mengniu developed its first all-PE yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability.

Dow's Innate TF-BOPE resins were used in the pouch, making it a breakthrough for the dairy industry, as it enables traditional hard-torecycle packaging to be integrated into closed-loop recycling streams through responsible recycling and mechanical recycling technology, providing consumers with more choices of sustainable packaging, say the partners.

“This partnership with Mengniu is a milestone for both brands to pioneer all-PE dairy packaging designed for recyclability in China. The country’s ambition to work towards zero-waste cities has changed how it tackles plastic waste. This collaboration is a significant step in facilitating recyclability and empowering the possibilities for recycled packaging to be transformed into highvalue applications through responsible disposal and appropriate recycling process, reducing our industry’s reliance on unrenewable resources,” said Bambang Candra, Asia Pacific commercial vice president of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

Mengniu set a goal to achieve 100% technically recyclable packaging by 2025, striving to adopt lowcarbon packaging in all product lines.

The Chinese firm says that environmental-friendly manufacturing is an important pillar of its sustainability strategy, and adopting more sustainable packaging is one significant action to fulfil the commitment.


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