Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (Amatil) has entered into a Heads of Agreement with long-term packaging partner Dynapack Asia to build what it calls the most sophisticated state-of-the-art bottle-to-bottle grade PET recycling facility in Indonesia.
Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase, which is intended to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale, and location; end-to-end requirements; and potential integration into each company’s value chains.
|Kadir Gunduz, President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.|
President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Kadir Gunduz, said the two companies have established a joint project team to leverage each company’s expertise in respective parts of the production and recycling process. “This joint venture represents a real environmental step-change in our move toward a more sustainable approach to plastic and a circular economy by bringing low-quality PET waste back to virgin-quality, food-grade PET, which also echoes the Coca-Cola Company’s ‘World Without Waste’ vision,” said Gunduz.
“It is a significant step toward Amatil becoming self-sustaining in the plastic materials we use, ensuring a closed loop for plastic beverage packaging in Indonesia as a whole,” he added.
The use of recycled plastic could reduce the amount of new plastic resin the company uses by an estimated 25,000 tonnes each year by 2022. This aligns with a commitment through the National Plastic Action Partnership to support Indonesia’s National Action Plan in achieving a 70% reduction in the nation’s marine plastic debris by 2025.
Dynapack Asia operates over 30 manufacturing sites across Southeast Asia and China and intends to collaborate with its customers to increase the use of recycled materials and products, strengthening the region’s recycling ecosystem and achieving a circular economy. The company specializes in extrusion blow molding and injection molding for the manufacture of bottles, jars, caps and closures as well as precision molded parts for the personal and baby care, food and beverage, home cleaning, lubricant, pharmaceuticals, automotive and other industries.
President Director of Dynapack Asia, Tirtadjaja Hamball, commented: “To support our environmental responsibility, we have signed a global commitment with the Ellen McArthur Foundation to use at least 25% of recycled resin material in our packaging products by 2025. This recycled PET resin facility is another step closer to achieving our commitment.”