Mondelēz & Amcor invest in packing supply sustainability

Snack food giant Mondelēz are joining forces with packaging supply chain leaders Amcor

Mondelēz International is working on a new partnership with Amcor who are leaders in the packaging supply chain.   The collaborations will further advance a circular economy for plastic packaging in Australia. 

Together with Amcor, who are a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, Mondelez is investing in advanced recycling technology pioneer Licella.

What will the investment achieve?

The investments will help Licella progress construction of one of the first advanced recycling facilities in Australia. Licella will use its innovative Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR™) technology to recycle end-of-life plastic back into a crude oil substitute suitable to produce new food-grade plastic packaging.

Mondelēz produces household name snack brands including Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall.

“While plastic plays an important part in the security, quality, protection and preservation of food products, there is a gap in sustainable local recycling solutions,” says Christine Montenegro McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Impact and Sustainability Officer at Mondelēz International.

“Our packaging strategy is focused on using better packaging and helping to build better systems,” said McGrath. “This investment brings together multiple stakeholders in the supply chain to scale the infrastructure and technology needed to help create a more sustainable future for plastics and is part of our longer-term focus on working toward our goal of net-zero packaging waste by supporting circular economies.”

CEO of Licella, Dr Len Humphreys, says leadership from industry is needed to help bring Australia closer to more sustainable plastic waste solutions.

“This is the leading technology of its kind globally, and it was developed here in Australia. This investment will help advance our Australian facility at a time when demand for sustainable plastic solutions, that also help provide food-grade recycled content, is growing exponentially,” Humphreys said.

Amcor delivers a number of packaging solutions containing more sustainable materials, including recycled content, says Frank Lehmann, Vice President of Corporate Venturing and Open Innovation at Amcor. “Amcor is continually seeking opportunities to invest in new technologies that will bring long-term benefits to our customers, consumers and the planet. We recognize our products can play a vital role in the circular economy, and partnerships like this enhance our ability to deliver innovative solutions for our customers, like Mondelēz International,” said Lehmann.

Mike Cash, President of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, added, “Amcor will be able to meet increasing customer demand for recycled content in the region with this investment, as well as take another step closer to achieving our target of 30% recycled content across Amcor’s portfolio by 2030.”

What is Cat HTR?

Cat-HTR™ is an advanced hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology, which uses hot, pressurised water to continuously recycle end-of-life plastic that would otherwise be sent to landfill. The new Australian facility, called Advanced Recycling Victoria (ARV), is anticipated to initially process about 20,000 tons per year of end-of-life plastic, with plans to scale up to 120,000 tons per year. Through Amcor, Mondelēz International expects to have access to recycled content from this site to meet much of its Australian soft plastic packaging needs.

******
For more insights into the world of supply chain read the latest edition of Supply Chain Digital and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn & Twitter.
Other magazines that may be of interest: Procurement, Manufacturing & Sustainability. Also check out our upcoming event in September: Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London.
******
BizClik is a global provider of B2B digital media platforms, for leaders across: Sustainability; Procurement & Supply Chain; Technology & AI; Cyber; FinTech & InsurTech; Manufacturing; Mining; Energy; EV, Construction; Healthcare; and Food. Based in London, Dubai, and New York, BizClik offers services including content creation, advertising & sponsorship solutions, webinars & events.

Share

Featured Articles

Why you Should Automate your Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Digital takes a look at some key vendors to consider when your business is automating its supply chain analytics

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Amanda Davies, Mars Snacking

Amanda Davies, Chief R&D, Procurement and Sustainability Officer at Mars Snacking, is set to speak at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Kirsten Loegering, ServiceNow

Kirsten Loegering, VP of Product Management, Finance and Supply Chain Workflows at ServiceNow, will speak at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Dean Ocampo, ServiceNow

Digital Supply Chain

P&SC LIVE London Welcomes New Sponsor – LeanLinking

Operations

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai is LIVE!

Operations