• Martogg's plant in Dandenong, Victoria
    Martogg's plant in Dandenong, Victoria

Martogg Group is to add food-grade HDPE to its range of marLENE LDPE food-contact recycled resin and marPET PET food-contact recycled resin.

The company said it is investing to cater to the growing needs of consumer brands and packaging producers as they embark on the journey towards more sustainable products to meet the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s 2025 industry targets.

Haydn Meek, national sales manager of Martogg’s recycled polymer division Martogg LCM, said it is exciting that the addition of food-grade HDPE to its ranges is driven by the LCM team and management looking for what’s next in the recycling industry.

“Why wait until 2025, rPET and rLDPE are here now, our rHDPE is just around the corner and will be available to brands who are seeking to contribute to the circular economy,” Meek said.

“I’m very excited to begin working with companies and brands over the coming months with this exciting new product.”

The product will be manufactured initially in the Dandenong facility, using Erema ReFresher technology, the first of its kind in Australia and will produce circa 4500 tonnes per annum of food grade resin. 

Meek said: “The product will be branded marLENE HDPE, and will be manufactured using post-consumer waste [feedstocks] sourced locally within Australia so every bottle or packaged item will be diverting volume away from export and/or landfill.”

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