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Ineos joins NEXTLOOP to validate the commercial viability of food-grade polypropylene recycling

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January 20, 2022
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Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe joins NEXTLOOPP on a two-year project to validate the food-grade recycled polypropylene (PP) manufacturing process. While we still question the feasibility of implementing traceability technologies for plastics across general consumer goods, NEXTLOOPP’s goals are more realistic. The consortium targets food-grade PP with its decontamination and fluorescent marking technologies to unlock a high-value waste stream. Clients in the food-grade plastics value chain should monitor the project as it bridges the gap between PP waste sorting and its incorporation into raw material. If the project proves commercially viable, it may initiate a systemic change in how food-contact PP products are produced and disposed.

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