Amcor will secure thousands of tons of materials from ExxonMobil’s advanced recycling plant in Baytown, Texas to use across its food and healthcare markets portfolio


Amcor signs five-year deal with ExxonMobil to purchase certified-circular polyethylene material. (Credit: Amcor plc)

Packaging solutions developer Amcor has signed a five-year deal with Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil to purchase certified-circular polyethylene material.

According to the packaging firm, the move will support its target of achieving 30% recycled material across its portfolio by 2030.

Amcor said that the amount of material will grow each year and is expected to reach 100,000 metric tons annually at the end of five years.

This material was made possible by ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology for advanced recycling. The certified-circular PE material will be sourced from ExxonMobil’s facility in Baytown, Texas. The facility is expected to start later this year.

The packaging firm plans to use the material across its global portfolio, with a focus on the healthcare and food industries that need strict safety requirements for recycled plastic.

Amcor has also supported customers around the world with a variety of solutions containing recycled content. The firm has helped the Mondelez International family of brands in Australia to switch to 30% food-grade recycled packaging for its Cadbury Dairy Milk, Caramilk, and Old Gold family blocks.

Amcor CEO Ron Delia said: “We are committed to a future of more sustainable packaging and are excited to strengthen our ability to meet increasing customer demand for recycled content.

“We’re already working with major brands to support their sustainability ambitions and look forward to offering this innovative content across our global portfolio.”

Earlier this year, Amcor also purchased certified-circular polyethylene material from ExxonMobil

The packaging firm also has plans to make all of its products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. The firm has already designed 74% of the total production to be recycled.

ExxonMobil Product Solutions senior vice president Michael Zamora said: “Our expanded commitment will make our Exxtend technology for advanced recycling available to even more of Amcor’s customers across the globe, and represents an important step towards reaching our shared goal of helping to increase the amount of plastic waste that’s recycled.”