Danone, the parent company of water brand Evian, announced that it will use only 100% recycled plastic bottles by 2025. At present, Evian’s water bottles use 25% recycled plastic. The company is expected to collaborate with startup Loop Industries to redesign its packaging.
Loop Technologies, based near Montreal in Terrebonne, Quebec, has developed a technology that the company says decouples plastic from fossil fuels, breaking down waste PET to its base building blocks. Founder and CEO Daniel Solomita said that the low-energy process uses minimal heat, pressure, and a proprietary catalyst to depolymerize waste plastic into components for making virgin plastic.
In addition to teaming up with Loop Technologies, Evian is working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help fully close the loop and establish a circular economy.
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