PakTech teams up with Endeavour Group

Wednesday, 08 May, 2024

PakTech teams up with Endeavour Group

PakTech, a manufacturer of recyclable multipack packaging solutions, has announced a new collaboration with Endeavour Group and the launch of its local manufacturing in Australia. The news comes as the company’s range of multipack beverage can handles sold in Australia has been assessed as recyclable through the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) ARL program.

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 stores. This scheme will encourage the recovery, recycling and re-use of PakTech handles, and in doing so, helps to avoid landfill and reduce carbon emissions associated with packaging supply.

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.

Commenting on its arrival in Australia, Brandon Rogers, CEO at PakTech, said: “We’re now able to fulfil our vision of: made in Australia, recycled in Australia and repurposed again into new products in Australia.

“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.”

PakTech products are manufactured with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), also known as #2 plastic. 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 uses comes from recycled material, closing the circular economy loop.

Through this process and its technology, manufacturing and products, PakTech can help the food, beverage and consumer goods industries respond to growing demand for 100% recycled and 100% recyclable packaging and practices.

“Endeavour are proud to be [collaborating] with PakTech to support the continued recycling and reuse of PakTech products. PakTech products play a great role in the reuse of plastic from products such as milk bottles and cream jars,” said Sarah McElholum, Circular Economy Sustainability Manager at Endeavour Group.

PakTech’s launch in Australia is through a contract manufacturing facility in Sydney, NSW, and proprietary partnership with Visy. By using 100% recycled material, over approximately one billion recycled milk bottles have been collected, shredded and extruded into pellets to create PakTech products globally.

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