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Recycling sachets Later this year, Unilever (London, U.K.; www.unilever.com) plans to open a pilot plant in Indonesia to test the long-term viability of its new technology for recycling plastic sachet (small bags) waste. The process, called CreaSolv, has been developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV; Freising, Germany; www.ivv.fraunhofer.de). The technology has been adapted from a method IVV developed to separate brominated flame retardants from waste electrical and electronic equipment. The pilot plant will enable the recovery of 6 kg of pure polymers using the same energy needed to produce 1 kg of virgin monomer, says IVV. Today, only 14% of all plastic packaging is recycled globally, says Unilever. Sachets are widely used in developing and emerging regions of the world because they enable low-income consumers to purchase small amounts of products. In Indonesia, some 64 million m.t./yr of waste is generated, with 1.3 million m.t./yr ending up in the ocean. Unilever has pledged to make 100% of packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
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