Berry Global is collaborating with Mondelēz International to supply packaging containing recycled plastic for Philadelphia brand cream cheese.

The package contains plastic material recovered using recycling technology from Berry’s partnership with SABIC.

Jean-Marc Galvez, president of Berry’s consumer packaging international division, said the company was pleased to partner with Mondelēz International in providing packaging made from this advanced recycling technology.

“By recovering and diverting plastic that would have otherwise been sent to landfill or incineration, we are working towards our common goal of promoting a circular economy,” Galvez said.

“This is an exciting project that demonstrates our ability to supply a leading worldwide brand with a solution to not only aid in their sustainability commitments, but which also aligns with Berry’s.”

The collaboration with Mondelēz adds to Berry’s list of initiatives to advance towards a more sustainable future. These initiatives include investment in both mechanical and chemical recycling, the innovative use of recycled material in products, and global commitments to address plastic waste in the environment.

Last year, Berry committed that 100 per cent of its FMCG packaging would be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by the year 2025.

Berry is global a supplier of a broad range of rigid, flexible, and nonwoven products for consumer and industrial end markets.

Food & Drink Business

Fine Food Australia has cancelled its 2020 trade show due to the reintroduction of stage three COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. The show was scheduled to take place from 7-10 September in Melbourne.

Freedom Foods Group has advised the ASX that its voluntary trading halt will remain in place until 30 October while it investigates its financial position.

Bega Cheese has announced the reduction and consolidation of its processed cheese production, with 74 jobs to go at its Bega facility by Christmas.