PakTech teams up with Endeavour Group for recycling initiative

PakTech has teamed up with Endeavour Group and the launch of its local manufacturing in Australia.

Through the partnership, PakTech and Endeavour Group will team up over the coming months to expand Endeavour Group’s closed loop recycling scheme, which seeks to collect recyclable PakTech clips throughout selected Dan Murphy’s outlets.

PakTech and its partners have the capacity to manufacture up to 75 million recycled multipack beverage can handles annually within Australia. Locally, PakTech’s existing customers include Asahi, Billson’s, Hawkers Beer and a host of craft beer, seltzer and wine manufacturers.

In the US, PakTech’s customers include CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) companies such as Pepsi, KraftHeinz and Johnson & Johnson as customers,  and  has seen continued strong growth for sustainable multipack products.

The announcement comes as PakTech’s range of multipack beverage can handles sold in Australia has been assessed as recyclable through the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) ARL program.

Brandon Rogers, CEO at PakTech said: “Today is an incredibly important day for PakTech and environmentally aware consumers. We’re now able to fulfil our vision of made in Australia, recycled in Australia, and repurposed again into new products in Australia. We’re also absolutely thrilled to be partnering with a champion of sustainability such as the Endeavour Group. They, like us, know the importance of sustainability and are willing to take action; not tomorrow, but today.

“Conscious consumerism is flourishing, and pressure from consumers around the world is forcing brands and retailers to rethink their approach to sustainable packaging. Sustainability and the circular economy are no longer competitive differentiators, they’re an expectation. We’re thrilled to join forces with an industry-leading brand in the Endeavour Group, and to formally commence our on-the-ground manufacturing here in Australia. As we look to promote the circular economy and tackle single use plastics in Australia, there is no better organisation to do it with than the Endeavour Group.”

PakTech products are manufactured with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), also known as #2 plastic. This recyclable material is used to make various milk bottles, detergent bottles, and toys. Through a recover, recycle and remanufacture process*, PakTech and its partners seek to maximise collection of used materials, which are sorted, cleaned, and processed through various facilities. The materials are then repurposed into new products. 100% of the HDPE plastic PakTech use comes from recycled material, closing the circular economy loop and avoiding the pitfalls of single use plastics.

Sarah McElholum, Circular Economy Sustainability Manager at Endeavour Group, said Endeavour is proud to be partnering with PakTech to support the continued recycling and re-use of PakTech products.

“We are also continuously working to improve the recyclability and re-use of our beverage packaging for our customers. Our partnership with PakTech, along with our cork collection and wine bottle divider recycling schemes within stores such as Dan Murphy’s give our customers another chance to help avoid landfill and give packaging another life.

“Endeavour supports the development of a circular economy: It’s better for the planet, important to our community and customers. We’re working to understand and improve the way we manage waste and make sure our packaging is sourced sustainably, meets customer expectations of quality and durability, and can be recovered, recycled and used again.”

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