‘World First’ Tea Capsules Made Using Sabic’s Trucircle Solution for Certified Circular Polypropylene

Avoury®, the new brand launched by Melitta Single Portions, is working with SABIC’s TRUCIRCLEportfolio of solutions and services to create its pioneering new premium organic tea capsules, made from certified circular polypropylene (PP) that uses feedstock made from used plastic.

Avoury was one of the first companies to adopt SABIC’s pioneering TRUCIRCLE solution for certified circular PP – SABIC® QRYSTAL copolymer, which creates the transparent capsules from post-consumer recycled material. The capsules are made specifically for the new Avoury® One tea machine launched in late 2019.

SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio and services showcase SABIC’s circular innovations and can help manufacturers reduce plastic waste by using sustainable materials. The TRUCIRCLE portfolio reportedly spans design for recyclability, mechanically recycled products, certified circular products from feedstock recycling of used plastic and certified renewables products from bio-based feedstock.

“Avoury tea capsules are a great example of collaboration and innovation between SABIC and Melitta Single Portions to create the world’s first tea capsules made using our TRUCIRCLE circular solutions,” said Mark Vester, circular economy leader, SABIC.

SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE solution for certified circular SABIC QRYSTAL copolymer, used for this new packaging that can be recycled, contributes towards the development of a circular economy. It could also help to create a lightweight design which preserves the quality of the tea leaves while supporting to address food safety regulations required for food and beverage products.

Since the launch in late 2019, SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio has received unprecedented demand from businesses from a wide range of industries looking for solutions that are commercially viable while also more considerate of our environment to work towards a circular, transparent and sustainable economy for plastics.

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