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Bread bags made from chemically recycled household waste

Oat bread packaged in plastic film from the Fonte bakery group in Saudi Arabia

Sabic, together with partners in Saudi Arabia, launches the first packaging for bread, that ist said to be made entirely from recycled post-consumer material.

Chemical company Sabic has announced the launch of the first circular packaging project in Saudi Arabia as part of its TRUCIRCLE™ programme to accelerate the implementation of a circular economy for plastics. The Fonte bakery group from Saudi Arabia has reportedly introduced bread bags made from Sabic's certified circular polyethylene (PE) for its Arabic oat bread. The bags are produced by Napco National, a Saudi manufacturer of flexible films and packaging products, using two food contact certified circular polyethylene resin grades (LLDPE) from Sabic's TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio, it added. Following the launch of the joint project in March 2023 and the successful completion of the test phase at Napco, the introduction of the flexible bread bags has begun in shops across Saudi Arabia. These are to consist of 100 per cent mass-balanced, certified recycled material made from mixed used plastics, which was converted into pyrolysis oil in a chemical recycling process. According to Sabic, the oil is then used to produce new polymers with the same purity and quality as conventional new plastics at the company's plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

  • Sabic press release (23.4.2024)
  • Photo: © Sabic

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