Unilever Philippines plans plastic sachet recycling facility

Unilever Philippines plans plastic sachet recycling facility

Unilever Philippines is said to be considering the possibility of building a plastic sachet recycling facility in the country, according to a report published by the Business Inquirer.

The Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant will assess the profitability of a pilot scheme in Indonesia, expected to commence operations in the first quarter of this year, before potentially inviting investors to finance the project.

The pilot project will utilize the CreaSolv process to enable the recovery of plastic from single-use sachets. Unilever’s intention is to open up the technology to the entire industry.

“Our investment is in the technology and the pilot. But in putting up the plant, we hope that the industry can take over. We have a selling job to do once the pilot is finished,” Ed Sunico, Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever Philippines told the Business Inquirer.

The total investment required and a timeline for the pipeline project are yet to be determined.

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