Walki CEO reveals major advancement toward zero waste

Walki CEO reveals major advancement toward zero waste

March 13, 2019
Press Release: Walki Group

One of the pioneers in turning recycled mixed plastic waste into certified circular polymers for the packaging industry has stated that its circular polymers will be delivered to customers this year

Walki Group CEO Leif Frilund has confirmed that launching a groundbreaking innovation in partnership with SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is a solid step towards reaching the company’s sustainability goals. “Today more than 80% of our products are made out of renewable or recyclable materials,” Frilund stated. “Our goal is to reach 100% by the year 2030.”

“Walki takes its responsibility for social and environmental impacts seriously. Being a partner in launching this major circular economy-related innovation, we will begin using circular polymers that have precisely the same qualities as raw material that is used for the very first time. In the beginning, the quantities are small, but our intention is to grow the usage of circular polymers as the production capacity of this new, sustainable and recycled raw material increases. The circular polymers will definitely take us one step closer to our ambition – a zero-waste future.”

The circular polymer is produced by SABIC, Walki’s long-time partner. The new innovation turns low-quality, mixed post-consumer plastic waste – otherwise destined for incineration or landfill – into finished certified circular polymers. The chemical structure of these is equivalent to a virgin polymer. Walki will begin serving the packaging industry and brand owners this year, using the material for consumer packages.

“The partnership in launching this innovation is proof to us that our partners have noticed our mission and core values that are linked to responsible operations, sustainability and circular economy efforts,” added Frilund. “Even more importantly, we are extremely excited about being able to pick up new innovations and deliver technical solutions that allow consumers to lead more sustainable lives in the future.”

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