Texte AlternatifCurrently the majority of black packaging is coloured with black pigment or masterbatch containing carbon black. This means that when the pack is disposed of, waste management companies are unable to separate it from general waste. The availability of the detectable black polymer ensures packs can be identified alongside other coloured HDPE bottles in appropriate sorting systems.

With black often a preferred base colour for packs for various branding or product requirements across many sectors, this will give companies greater flexibility in their choice of colour while enabling many tons of additional packaging to be recycled.

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