Tupperware thinks outside the traditional plastic box with introduction of new circular polymer made from mixed plastic waste

Tupperware thinks outside the traditional plastic box with introduction of new circular polymer made from mixed plastic waste

April 26, 2019
Press Release: SABIC

Tupperware presents material produced using mixed plastic waste

Tupperware Brands has revealed it is working with SABIC to introduce certified circular polymers into its food preparation, storage and serving products. The move by both companies highlights their shared commitment to advance a more circular economy, one in which plastic waste and materials are used, reused and repurposed to continue their life-cycle.

For more than 70 years, Tupperware has provided consumers with solutions to reduce their waste with reusable, innovative, safe and environmentally responsible products that help consumers store, prepare and cook food. In introducing these new polymers from recycled material, the company believes it confirms its commitment to sustainability. Starting in the summer of 2019, Tupperware will begin phasing in the certified circular polymers in new products that aid in the reduction of single-use plastic products, including a portable reusable straw and an on-the-go coffee cup.

“The introduction of this new material and the products in which they will be used reflect our continued dedication to further reduce our environmental footprint at all levels of the product life-cycle – from design, production and distribution to products’ use and reusability – and also reflects our heritage of innovation and sustainable design,” said Bill Wright, Tupperware Brands’ executive vice president, Product Innovation & Supply Chain.

“Our material is made through a process that takes mixed plastic waste destined for disposal, breaks it down to its original raw state and recreates high-quality plastic that maintains the purity and quality that are the hallmark of Tupperware products,” said Sergi Monros, vice president, Performance Polymers & Industry Solutions at SABIC.

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