Clariant’s beverage crate recycling affirms commitment to best sustainability practices
• Clariant Business Unit Masterbatches drives initiative to reduce plastic waste through recycling
• Clariant playing pivitol role in waste manangement
• South Africa beverage industry benefits from Clariant’s sustanability drive
Johannesburg, October 12th 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has been making notable strides in contribution to best sustainability practices. By providing products and solutions for recycling beverage plastic crates made from polymer such as PE-HD (High Density Polyethylene) and PP polypropylene. Clariant contributes significantly to the South African recycling value chain. The initiative also drives awareness on the need to minimize impact on the planet additionally protecting the environment in recycling the non-biodegradable materials.
Clariant Masterbatches is a recognized global leader in color and additive concentrates and performance solutions for plastics. Brand owners, product manufacturers, designers and plastics processors around the world rely on Clariant Masterbatches to help enhance the market appeal or the end-use performance of plastic products, packaging or fibers. The initiative makes a remarkable contribution to issues facing waste management in South Africa.
“Though the recycling trend has been on the rise in South Africa over the past seven to eight years, Clariant business unit Masterbatches has succeeded in contributing to the increase via their continuous improvement in technology and commitment to innovation to ensure that the trend is not just another fad but an integral business tool that benefits their customers too. Cost and performance are critical elements in industrial packaging and Clariant Masterbatches has solutions for these issues and more. Customers use up to 25% of recycled material or in some cases 100% of recycled materials during production of end product without compromising the quality of the finished products” comments Yogesh Phadke, Clariant LBL Head Masterbatches Southern Africa.
Via an organized supply chain, the crates are collected all over South Africa. Clariant Masterbatches provides Color and Additive masterbatches that are used to by plastics convertors to make new crates from recycled polymers. The initiative assists local governments with waste management handling. When crates are not recycled, they are considered as waste in this, requiring all waste management treatment that incur costs. Recycling reduces the amount of new polymer usage in turn reducing waste and carbon emissions in production.
“Clariant is committed to exploring and implementing innovative ways that will subsequently create an environment with zero waste of resources. We envision an economy that thrives on the reduction of waste in recycling material that reduces production costs” concludes Yogesh Phadke.
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