Unilever develops new technology to tackle plastic sachet waste
Unilever has unveiled a new technology to recycle sachet waste. This technology, called CreaSolv® Process, has been developed with Fraunhofer IVV. Billions of single-use sachets are sold every year. Sachets allow low-income consumers to buy small amounts of products that would otherwise be unaffordable to them. But without a viable recycling solution, sachet packaging ends up in landfill or as litter.
CreaSolv® Process technology has been adapted from a method used to separate brominated flame retardants from waste electrical and electronic equipment polymers. During the process, the plastic is recovered from the sachet and then used to create new sachets (Press Release Unilever, 11 May 2017).
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