Packaging provider Sonoco is helping to produce new bottles for Ecover's new home care line that have a 'green' touch. The extrusion blow-molded bottle line is made from Plantplastic, Ecover's proprietary blend of bio-sourced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin. The bio-resin, which is produced using plant-based feedstock and recycled resin collected from municipal curbside programs across the U.S., reportedly uses up to 90% less energy and emits 75% less greenhouse gases compared to petroleum-based virgin resin, and is recyclable in most curbside recycling programs.
After joining forces with Method in 2012, Ecover has launched its popular green brand in North America with a fresh new look in celebration of the company's 35th birthday, while maintaining a focus on sustainability, efficacy and best-practice manufacturing.
"As a leader in the green cleaning space, Ecover sought a packaging partner who could collaborate on sustainable packaging solutions and meet an aggressive commercialization timeline," said Andrew Moreno, procurement director ofEcover North America. "We also required responsive service and a near-site manufacturing facility to minimize lead times and environmental impact. Sonoco has the ability to provide all of this and perfectly meet our needs. We feel this new line of packaging will help Ecover reach more consumers while continuing to be deeply rooted in nature-based science."
"Sonoco is proud to partner with Ecover to become the brand's HDPE bottle provider in North America, collaborating to produce a fresh new line of bottles," said Jeff DiPasquale, vice president, Sonoco blowmolding. "Our material and technical expertise, responsiveness and customer focus created a perfect match between Sonoco and Ecover."