Bonnysa and ITC have teamed up to launch a new lid for the Almeria company’s grated tomato as part of its strategy to focus on recycled packaging or non-fossil sources, as part of its commitment to sustainability, by incorporating biocircular polypropylene into its manufacture. This second generation biopolymer differs from fossil-based materials as it is of vegetable origin, coming from organic waste that is processed to form polymers.
Through the incorporation of bioplastics, the companies have collaborated to reduce the carbon footprint of the packaging as the emissions produced in the manufacturing process of the raw material are offset by the capture of C02 provided by agricultural plantations and by the speed of crop regeneration.
To guarantee the origin of the raw material, ITC has adopted the ISCC Plus certification system, a protocol that has allowed the incorporation into the ITC portfolio of new bio-circular materials that optimise the sustainability of packaging. The ISCC Plus seal is a protocol that leads the transition towards a circular economy, through a certification system that guarantees the traceability of raw materials, ensuring their sustainable origin and promoting the circular economy. This certification has allowed ITC to launch its first circular packaging projects made with material from advanced recycling and, therefore, suitable for contact with food.
Fruit and vegetable company Bonnysa is investing in the transition to recycled packaging as well as other new proposals that are more sustainable and that go beyond the current recyclability of the packaging it is using. The close collaboration with ITC is aimed at establishing a shift towards more sustainable convenience range products.