NEW KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST AND PREVENTED OCEAN PLASTIC PARTNERSHIP TO PREVENT 200 MILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES ENDING UP IN THE OCEAN

Bantam Materials, the supplier of Prevented Ocean Plastic, announce its new partnership with Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) one of the largest global manufacturers of sustainable and recyclable plastic food packaging.

The partnership will see kp use a minimum of 30% Prevented Ocean Plastic content in a range of its rigid films and trays for protein, produce and food-to-go.

The collaboration will prevent 200 million plastic bottles from ending up in the world’s oceans and waterways and help towards creating a circular economy of easily recycled plastics.

Prevented Ocean Plastic is a certified recycled plastic made from waste plastic that has been collected from coastal areas in developing countries that are at risk of ocean plastic pollution. It has already prevented 25,000 tonnes from entering our oceans within its first two years. As well as diverting plastic away from our oceans, Prevented Ocean Plastic benefits coastal communities in developing countries by supporting bottle collectors, collection centres and local recyclers based there.

Raffi Schieir, Director of Bantam Materials, said: “Increased demand of recycled plastic flake from producers like Klöckner Pentaplast will completely transform the amount of plastic that we prevent from getting into our oceans. As one of the largest producers of recyclable food packaging, kp is able to offer customers a choice of products with Prevented Ocean Plastic content. Together we are working towards creating a larger circular economy for plastic that is essential to help combat the climate crisis, while protecting our oceans and wildlife from plastics that have been mismanaged. We’re delighted to collaborate with kp.”

To be considered ocean-bound plastic, Prevented Ocean Plastic meets rigorous academic standards. This includes being found within a 50km distance of an ocean coastline or major waterway that feeds into the ocean; the source country or region must lack waste management infrastructure; or the infrastructure is overwhelmed; and there is a significant risk to wildlife.

Adam Barnett, President Food Packaging at kp, said: “Increasing our use of recycled materials is a vital part of us meeting our environmental targets. By using Prevented Ocean Plastic we’re able to reduce the amount of recyclable plastics reaching our oceans harming our environment. We look forward to collaborating with Bantam Materials and the environmental and social benefits it will bring.”

For more information about Prevented Ocean Plastic visit: www.preventedoceanplastic.com or Bantam Materials: www.bantamltd.com.

Written by Dominy Jones