Faerch and the
European Plastics Pact
Our transition towards a circular economy for food packaging
At Faerch, we are working on making rigid food packaging truly circular, where food packaging is made from post-consumer recycled content and can be recycled back into food grade products of the same quality – again and again.
Our products are already recyclable today, and our PET products contain more recycled content – up to 100% post-consumer recycled material – than any on the market. With the acquisition of a recycling company in 2018, we have become the world’s first integrated recycler and do tray-to-tray recycling on an industrial scale. This has also enabled us to create a closed loop, where the material value is retained through multiple recycles back into food contact material. Additionally, at Faerch we now offer our customers the opportunity to join our Tonne for Tonne Buy-Back Programme: We commit to locally purchase the exact same amount a retailer buys from Faerch as post-consumer PET for recycling into new food grade products. This programme closes the loop and helps stimulate the circular economy by developing local markets for post-consumer PET.
“We process pots, tubs, and trays from all across Europe with a capacity of 1,2 billion post-consumer recycled mono-PET trays per year.”