The advanced plastic recycler and the non-profit announced in a release a newly formed partnership to address the end-of-life for plastic packaging and create new solutions to close the loop on beauty packages.
While the partnership has not yet determined what those solutions will look like yet, Eastman cosmetics packaging segment manager Tara Cary said in the release the organizations are aligned in the goal to increase beauty-to-beauty recycling.
Eastman Renew is able to take any type of waste plastic and, using advanced recycling methods, create a resin that is molecularly identical to virgin plastic.
Pact Collective offers in-store and mail-in recycling solutions for hard-to-recycle plastic waste, and it often partners with beauty brands.
“What we like about Eastman’s technology is that it is true material-to-material recycling, not waste-to-fuel or energy,” said Pact co-founder Mia Davis in the release. “Eastman can help us keep plastic material in circulation, creating more recycled content that can be used in future beauty packaging and other items.”
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