Danone Aqua to convert plastics label waste into pallets

Danone Aqua, a subsidiary of Danone, has partnered with Re>Pal Indonesia to convert its oriented polypropylene plastics label waste into pallets.

The agreement will see Danone Aqua send its Aqua label waste – taken from a bottle separation facility in Pasuruan, Indonesia – to Re>Pal, which will then use up to a maximum of 25 per cent of that waste in its pallets.

The news forms part of Danone Aqua’s pledge to create a circular economy for packaging and address plastics waste challenges in Indonesia by collecting more plastics waste than it produces by 2025.

“The plastics waste problem is not something we can tackle alone, that is why we are developing innovative partnerships with multiple stakeholders across the value chain,” said Corine Tap, president director at Danone Aqua. “In the context of this collaboration, we will look at other areas where Re>Pal’s technology can help us recycle packaging into pallets that we can then purchase across our business units.”