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Neste and Jokey collaborate to develop the market for rigid packaging from renewable and recycled materials

Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products producer Neste Oyi and Germany-headed plastic packaging major Jokey SE have started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications. By promoting the use of more sustainable materials in packaging, the partners wish to help other companies using such rigid plastic packaging to meet their materials-related sustainability targets.

Neste and plastic packaging major Jokey SE have started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications (photo courtesy Jokey).

The joint aim of Neste and Jokey is to work towards a future with an increasing share of renewable and recycled materials and a plastics economy built upon solid circular value chains. Jokey produces rigid plastic packaging, such as buckets, boxes, and trays, which are up to 100 percent recyclable.

Jokey packaging for food and non-food goods stands for the highest level of quality, hygiene, ease of use, and innovation.

With the Jokey Eco Concept 2.0, we are setting ourselves a sustainable development guideline. Our packaging is already designed to meet the requirements of a circular economy. We always look forward to exploring new paths and to inspiring insights with Neste, which will make our future even more sustainable, said Michael Schmidt, Chief Procurement Officer at Jokey SE.

Neste’s product for plastics production consists of renewable and recycled components derived from biomass, such as various waste and residue oils and fats, as well as chemically recycled plastic waste. It is very well suited for high-quality rigid packaging applications.

The plastics produced with Neste’s renewable and recycled feedstock are compatible with existing production and recycling infrastructures, and their quality is identical to conventional plastics  –  they can be used safely even in sensitive applications, such as in healthcare and food packaging.

We see a great match between Neste’s and Jokey’s solid commitments to sustainability. We are inspired by the opportunity to support Jokey in its mission to offer its customers packaging solutions based on sustainable materials from renewable and recycled sources. We are equally delighted to join forces with Jokey to contribute to the industry’s transformation towards a circular plastics economy, said Mercedes Alonso, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals at Neste.

While aiming to deepen their collaboration, Neste and Jokey are inviting other value chain partners to join in their mission to develop circular plastics value chains and more sustainable plastics solutions.

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