French multi-energy company TotalEnergies has partnered with Ecolab to launch plastic packaging with recycled material to improve circularity in heavy-use packaging markets.

The plastic packaging contains post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic content and is designed for highly concentrated cleaning products.

Marketed as TotalEnergies RE:use rPE6314, it is part of the RE:clic portfolio of circular polymers within Ecolab‘s MAXX S facility care product range.

The launch is part of both companies’ efforts to launch solutions that avoid waste and safeguard people, the planet and business.

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RE:use rPE6314 is a combination of PCR with high-performing booster resin that is claimed to enable circularity without compromising performance.

TotalEnergies said the material is ideal for bottles and medium-size containers that store solids and liquids.

TotalEnergies Polymers Europe & Orient vice-president Olivier Greiner said: “Delivering sustainable solutions without compromising on performance is instrumental in enlarging the market for recycled plastics.

“This collaboration with Ecolab is an excellent example of value chain partnership aimed at enabling circularity for highly technical applications and it fully contributes to our ambition of producing 30% circular polymers by 2030.”

RE:use rPE6314 is claimed to be the highest-performing ready-to-use grade of recycled high-density polyethylene (rHDPE) for blow-moulding applications due to its chemical resistance.

The material is designed to have consistency, low odour and natural colour.

Ecolab Europe sustainability vice-president Anja de Reus said: “The collaboration with TotalEnergies proves once again how important it is to create innovative partnerships to provide the best solutions.

“At Ecolab, we are committed to continuously improving our packaging by offering our customers products that are designed to optimise the amount of plastic and minimise environmental impact.

“This is part of our commitment to provide every customer with an overall positive impact and deliver value.”

In October last year, TotalEnergies developed a high-barrier recyclable packaging solution for food-grade applications alongside Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) and Mitsubishi Chemical Group.