INDONESIA – Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia has entered into a Heads of Agreement with long-term packaging partner Dynapack Asia, to build a state-of-the-art bottle to bottle grade Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) recycling facility in Indonesia.

Coca-Cola Amatil and Dynapack said that they will work together through a proof of concept phase, which is intended to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Kadir Gunduz, revealed Amatil and Dynapack had established a joint project team to leverage each company’s expertise in respective parts of the production and recycling process, as part of considering this facility.

“This joint venture represents a real environmental step-change in our move towards a more sustainable approach to plastic and a circular economy by bringing low-quality PET waste back to virgin-quality, food-grade PET, which also echoes The Coca-Cola Company’s ‘World Without Waste’ vision,” Mr. Gunduz said.

“It is a significant step towards Amatil becoming self-sustaining in the plastic materials we use, ensuring a closed-loop for plastic beverage packaging in Indonesia as a whole.”

Gunduz further noted that the use of recycled plastic could reduce the amount of new plastic resin the company uses by an estimated 25,000 tonnes each year in 2022, aligning with the commitment as part of the steering board at National Plastic Action Partnership to supports Indonesia’s National Action Plan in achieving a 70% reduction in the nation’s marine plastic debris by 2025.

As the leading rigid plastic and packaging company in South East Asia and China, Dynapack Asia also intends to collaborate with their customers to increase the use of recycled materials and products, strengthening the region’s recycling ecosystem and achieving a circular economy in South East Asia and China.

“To support our environmental responsibility, we have signed a global commitment with the Ellen McArthur Foundation to use at least 25% of recycled resin material in our packaging products by 2025. This recycled PET resin facility is another step closer to achieving our commitment.” President Director of Dynapack Asia, Tirtadjaja Hambali said.