SÜDPACK is one of the first film producers to have successfully completed the initial audit for ISCC PLUS certification (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). All its German sites were certified in October and November 2021 and will gradually be followed by other locations. SÜDPACK has therefore established an important basis for the further development of its processes and products that will continue to drive the transformation from a linear to a circular economy, according to a press release.
ISCC EU is one of the leading standards for sustainable biofuels. ISCC PLUS has now expanded this globally recognized management system for mass balance certification to other key areas of the circular economy. The aim is to ensure the traceability of raw materials along the entire value chain in the food, animal feed and chemical sectors. ISCC PLUS is significantly more stringent than ISO certification, because every individual production site must be specifically certified.
At SÜDPACK, one of the uses for this certification is to provide evidence of its use of chemically recycled material. Because besides its own compounding and regranulation, the leading film producer also increasingly makes use of chemical recycling as a supplementary market alternative, as part of its sustainability offensive. The aim of this ambitious strategy is to further increase the proportion of recycled material in film production and convert hitherto non-recyclable industrial plastic waste into valuable resources.