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Bormioli Pharma, an international provider of pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices, and Loop Industries, Inc., a clean technology company whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) plastic and polyester fiber, have unveiled a pharmaceutical packaging bottle manufactured with 100% recycled virgin-quality Loop PET resin.
The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of adopting sustainable practices and materials to reduce its environmental impact. Loop's 100% recycled virgin-quality PET can help support pharmaceutical companies with a sustainable packaging alternative and address the growing demand for environmentally responsible choices in the industry.
The Infinite Loop technology upcycles the lowest-quality PET and polyester fiber waste into 100% recycled virgin-quality Loop PET resin. A recent test, executed by a worldwide leader in laboratory testing, confirms that Loop PET resin has met the strict standards and requirements outlined by the EU Pharmacopeia and US Pharmacopeia and is compliant for use in packaging applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Loop PET resin helps create circularity for low value waste while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and can save up to 360,000 tons of CO2 per year compared to virgin PET made from fossil fuels.
Bormioli Pharma and Loop Industries aim to introduce market-ready solutions for the global pharmaceutical industry and the two companies began to collaborate over a year ago in order to achieve this goal. Bormioli Pharma tested Loop PET resin in its packaging, commissioning to independent third parties’ additional analysis to verify extractables levels with different solutions, also taking in consideration the worst-case scenario. The results of these tests set a new benchmark for recycled plastic products within the pharmaceutical industry, as the bottles produced with Loop PET resin do not release any substance deemed of toxicological relevance.
“Through this collaboration with Loop, we’re strengthening our role as a solid, quality, and reliable partner for the pharmaceutical industry,” stated Andrea Lodetti, CEO of Bormioli Pharma. “Loop Industries shares our values and commitment, and together we made available a new pharma-grade sustainable solution, showing even greater safety standards than traditional ones.”
Daniel Solomita, Founder and CEO of Loop Industries, commented, “Through our collaboration with Bormioli Pharma, we have developed an innovative pharmaceutical packaging solution manufactured from 100% recycled virgin-quality Loop PET resin. This high-quality packaging alternative raises the bar for responsible solutions and helps set a new standard for sustainable packaging in the pharmaceutical industry."