Borealis is trialling an innovative double-closed loop system across its four sites in Belgium, founded on the principles of Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. Replacing 1.5 million single-use cups used annually with 30,000 reusable cups, this is how the Borealis Closes The Loop pilot project works:
- Plastic is reduced from the outset through extremely lightweight Bockatech cups
- The cups are reused until they are worn or damaged, then removed from circulation to close the reuse loop
- The ambition is to recycle these cups into food-approved recyclate that can be used to create more reusable cups, closing the recycling loop.
This double-closed loop system is EverMinds™ in action, bringing together stakeholders to create an innovative circular economy solution.
It’s the result of a collaboration between Borealis New Business Development & CES (resin supply & recycling), Borealis Digital Studio (digitalisation), Bockatech (cup foaming technology), Miko Pac (cup production), Verstraete (in-mould labels), Goodless (external washing service) and Miko Coffee Services.