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TotalEnergies Launches PE bags with 50% PCR Content for Its Wood Pellets Packaging

The TotalEnergies Premium Wood Pellets are now packed in high-performance polyethylene bags incorporating 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.
Identical Properties and Thickness as Fossil-based Alternatives
The new innovative packaging is composed of a core layer of rPE2206, a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) grade made of 100% PCR content and part of the RE:clic circular polymer range, and high-performance Lumicene® ?and Supertough® metallocene virgin resins. It exhibits identical properties and thickness as fossil-based alternatives with a significantly reduced environmental footprint. Moreover, the printed area of the packaging has been reduced by 60% to improve recyclability and limit ink usage.
This development is the result of an internal effort within TotalEnergies to implement the circular economy in our own use of plastics.
This project is a great illustration of our commitment to promote sustainability as a Company, by implementing our own innovative developments in our businesses. It contributes to addressing the challenge of end-of-life plastics and marks yet a new milestone in our ambition of producing 30% circular polymers by 2030,” said Olivier Greiner, vice president, Polymers Europe & Orient at TotalEnergies.
Our customers choose TotalEnergies Pellets Premium as heating energy because it is both a cost-effective and sustainable solution. The new packaging co-developed with the Polymers Division facilitates recycling and helps reduce the carbon footprint of our activity,” said François Boussagol, general sales manager, Marketing & Services France at TotalEnergies.
Source: TotalEnergies

Publication date: 12/07/2023

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This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.