Goal: Closing the Loop on Polypropylene

NEXTLOOPP is partnering with beauty company L’Oréal in its project to create food-grade PPristine and INRT-grade recycled Polypropylene (rPP) – a polymer developed for packaging that requires no odor and no migration challenges – from post-consumer packaging waste.

NEXTLOOPP is an award-winning pro­ject launched by Nextek Ltd in October 2020. The company recently hit the headlines with the results of their tra­cer-based sorting trials. Furthermore, it “recently commenced production trials of food-grade compliant rPP making over 60 different products from NEXTLOOPP’s four grades of PPristine food compliant and INRT rPP grade resins,” a press release said. “Using a combination of cutting-edge technologies, developed by Nextek Ltd, to first separate food-grade PP from the rest, and then decontaminate the polymer to ensure compliance with food-grade standards in the UK, EU and the USA, NEXTLOOPP is able to identify and sort any number of pack variants from shower gel bottles to yoghurt pots in any plastic type.”


(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2022, Page 14)