Building a greener, cleaner environment through more recycling and reduced use of natural resources
Bengaluru-based Manjushree Technopack has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to create innovative and sustainable plastic packaging solutions. As part of the MoU, IISc will establish a Centre of Excellence for upcycling and recycling thermoplastics used in a wide spectrum of rigid plastic packaging present in everyday life, ranging from soft drink bottles to cleaning products such as washing tablets.
The organisations will also collaborate to develop a recyclable elastomeric material for all plastic pumps and triggers and also work to strengthen the caps of PET bottles, which are made from 100% recyclable plastic.
One of the key aims of this MoU is to replace a number of non-recyclable packaging materials with recyclable monolayer materials, which shall help make transport cheaper and reduce breakage and damage. Another area of focus for the collaboration is the replacement of cardboard-based packaging, such as that used in pizza boxes, with foamed polyolefins, offering improved thermal insulation and weight reduction.