Repsol, Berry Superfos, and the Choví Group committed to circular packaging

In their commitment to sustainability, the three companies work under the ISCC Plus certification.

  • Repsol will supply the circular material that Berry Superfos will transform into Choví Group’s emblematic mortar-shaped container for its traditional allioli.
  • The new mortar is 100% recyclable and includes 25% recycled plastic.

Repsol will supply the circular polypropylene that Berry Superfos will use at its Pamplona plant to manufacture the iconic mortar-shaped allioli container for the Choví Group, a leader in specialized products in the sauces market.

The alliance between the three companies makes it possible to promote circular packaging for the food sector, one with the most demanding technical and safety requirements. Thanks to this agreement, the new Choví brand allioli mortars will contain 25% of chemically recycled material from post-consumer plastics, becoming the first company in its sector to adopt this sustainable solution. In addition, the entire container is 100% recyclable after its useful life.

All Repsol’s petrochemical complexes are ISCC Plus certified since the beginning of 2020, a certification synonymous with the use and traceability of recycled materials. In turn, Berry Superfos Pamplona and Grupo Choví received this certification at the end of 2020 and early 2021, respectively.

Repsol produces a wide range of circular polyolefins under the name Repsol Reciclex®. The multi- energy company uses both mechanical and chemical recycling technologies, making it possible to take advantage of plastic waste that is not suitable for mechanical recycling and would otherwise end up in the landfill. Thanks to the combination of these cutting-edge technologies, waste becomes new raw material in Repsol’s processes to produce new circular materials. The circular polyolefins from chemical recycling marketed by Repsol even meet the food industry’s stringent quality and hygiene requirements.

“This achievement is in addition to all the progress we have made in recent years in terms of sustainability. Our commitment to innovation is strong, always considering the positive impact on developing more sustainable solutions, products, and packaging. For this reason, this alliance that allows us to have a more sustainable “mortar” is a significant milestone for Choví,” says David Moya, Choví’s Industrial Director.

“This project is another example of Berry Superfos’s daily intent on new developments and strengthening the relationships with our customers. By providing innovation along with the technology, service, and commitment to the environment that is required today,” adds Ignacio Igea, Commercial Director Berry Superfos in Iberia.

In the words of Fernando Arroyo, Director of Polypropylene at Repsol Química, “This new alliance represents an opportunity for Repsol to offer sustainable solutions to the value chain in light of the current demands of society and highly differentiated products, such as this emblematic mortar-shaped container. Thanks to the application of cutting-edge technology, our circular polyolefins maintain the same properties as virgin resins. “

With this alliance, the three companies continue to promote the circular economy, facilitating this transition in a sector with high safety and hygiene requirements.

About Repsol

Repsol is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition with its ambition of achieving zero net emissions by 2050. Present throughout the energy value chain, the company employs 24,000 people worldwide and distributes its products in nearly 100 countries. Its customer-focused product and services portfolio meets all consumer needs to around 24 million customers, whether at home or on the move. Repsol is also a major player in the power and gas market in Spain with 1,2 million customers and a total low emissions generation capacity of 3.300 MW.

To achieve zero net emissions by 2050, Repsol is deploying an integrated model of decarbonization technologies based on enhanced efficiency, increased low-emissions power generation capacity, production of low-carbon fuels, development of new customer solutions, the circular economy, and by driving breakthrough projects to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

Repsol has one of Europe’s most efficient refining systems and has three large petrochemical facilities where differentiated products with high added value are developed. The company is transforming its seven industrial complexes in Spain, Portugal, and Peru into multi-energy hubs through state-of-the-art projects that will reduce their carbon footprint.

In Chemicals, Repsol is committed to greater efficiency in industrial processes geared towards the circular economy, with the goal of recycling the equivalent of 20% of its polyolefin production by 2030. Repsol has a circular economy strategy since 2016 that it has applied throughout its value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.

Its products are used to make everyday objects that improve people’s quality of life, well-being, and safety. Its wide variety of chemical products range from base petrochemicals to derivatives and include a wide range of polyolefins, all 100% recyclable.

About the Choví group

The Choví Group is a modern and professional company managed by the second generation of the Choví Navarro family and a management team acquainted with the traditional values of the brand and committed to the company’s objectives.

Company with a strong national and international presence, a leader in specialized products and niches within the sauce market, aware of the environment, society, and its workers. For more information, visit www.chovi.com

About Berry

At Berry, we create innovative packaging and engineered products that we believe improve the lives of people and the planet. We do this every day, leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Leveraging the strength of our diversity and industry-leading talent of 47,000 global employees in more than 295 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our clients at every stage of their journey.

Source

Repsol, Grupo Berry, Grupo Choví, joint press release, 2021-09-07.

Supplier

Berry Global Group, Inc.
Grupo Choví
Repsol YPF S.A.

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