• By replacing all its unrecyclable flexible packaging with Dow’s recyclable packaging solution by 2025, Liby estimates that four million kilograms CO2e can be saved every year.
    By replacing all its unrecyclable flexible packaging with Dow’s recyclable packaging solution by 2025, Liby estimates that four million kilograms CO2e can be saved every year.
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Dow’s recyclable packaging solution, enabled by INNATE TF PE Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE), is now officially certified in China to reduce carbon emissions by 35 per cent, compared to traditional unrecyclable packaging materials.

The development further supports brand owners in achieving their carbon reduction goals. 

TUV Rheinland, a leading global testing service provider, has certified that the all-PE recyclable packaging created with Dow’s INNATE TF-BOPE emits 0.0194kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) during its lifecycle, while traditional stand-up pouch packaging made with PE and PET composite materials emits 0.0297kg CO2e.

The verification and validation process included site visits to Fujian Kaida, the packaging manufacturer in China, and Luhai, a Chinese integrated waste management company, as well as product document reviews and interviews with operational, technical and EH&S subject matter experts from Kaida and Luhai to calculate carbon emissions of this recyclable packaging from cradle to grave.

“This certification is testament to the value of Dow’s recyclable packaging solutions in supporting customers to achieve their carbon reduction goals,” said Bambang Candra, APAC commercial vice-president of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. 

“Adopting recyclable packaging is a step in the right direction to advance a sustainable future, and we strive to continue working closely with our partners to promote the circular economy for plastics.” 

This recyclable packaging solution has been adopted by Liby for its laundry pods packaging. By replacing all its unrecyclable flexible packaging with Dow’s recyclable packaging solution by 2025, Liby estimates that four million kilograms CO2e can be saved every year.

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