In Brazil, Braskem is to become a Green Plastic supplier for the traditional Rio de Janeiro-based brand Café Favorito. The renewable resin is produced from sugarcane and is 100% recyclable. The first polyethylene of renewable origin to be produced in the world, the resin will be applied in the 500 g coffee pillow packs.
“We produce over one million metric tons of coffee annually, sold mainly in the Lagos and Serrana regions and in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The use of Green Plastic in our packaging reinforces our effort in the search for sustainable performance,” explained Adriana de Oliveira, Chief Commercial Officer of Café Favorito.
Braskem, the world’s largest producer of biopolymers, has been producing polyethylene from renewable sources since 2010, at the Petrochemical Complex of Triunfo (RS). With a production capacity of 200,000 metric tons per year, this is the largest industrial unit of ethylene derived from ethanol on the planet.