Two thermoformers achieve ECOSENSE certification

FLEURY MICHON and FRATELLI RIVA have become the first thermoforming companies in France and Italy respectively to achieve the ECOSENSE certification from the Plastic Sense Foundation.

Both companies’ environmental and quality policies are aimed at reducing packaging production waste and using recycled and recyclable materials in the manufacture of thermoformed PET trays.

With the ECOSENSE certification, both businesses contribute to a circular economy model in the sector of thermoformed PET containers. In this way, they ensure traceability and transparency in the use of recycled material in the manufacture of new trays from monolayer and multilayer PET packaging production waste.

ECOSENSE certification ensures that this type of waste avoids landfill sites, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and utilises less energy and fewer resources than if virgin plastic was used in the manufacture of their packaging.

The final purpose of ECOSENSE is to increase the transformed volume of PET packaging waste that is subsequently incorporated into new trays, that is, in food applications with the same value as the original ones. Thus, it contributes to ensuring that 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics find their way into new products by 2025, according to the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.