Sabert Corporation Joins The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, Solidifying its Position as a Leader in Sustainable Packaging

February 9, 2021 - (Sayreville, NJ) – As part of the company’s commitment to creating and maintaining a circular economy within plastic food packaging, Sabert Corporation has joined the Polypropylene (PP) Recycling Coalition. The industry collaboration was launched by The Recycling partnership with the overall goal of improving recovery and recycling in the United States and further developing the end-market of high-quality recycled polypropylene.
As a food-packaging manufacturer and converter, Sabert will support the organization’s efforts to increase post-consumer recycling of polypropylene. The company’s commitment to the circularity of PP within food packaging is underscored by its pre-established in-house recycling facility, Nuvida. As one of the largest processors and suppliers of food-grade recycled plastic, Nuvida is an integral part of Sabert’s commitment to waste reduction and smart sourcing as it enables the company to collect and convert post-consumer PP into food-grade resin that is then used to create their food-packaging solutions. Nuvida uses a proprietary cleaning process, which thoroughly and efficiently removes all contaminants including stubborn chemical residues from polyolefin plastics. The facility’s recycling process passed the FDA’s highly rigorous challenge- testing protocol to prove that its resins are safe for use in food contact with all types of foods. In the last two years alone, Nuvida has recycled approximately 19 million pounds of post-consumer polypropylene otherwise destined for landfills.
The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition is focused on increasing access for people to recycle polypropylene through curbside recycling programs, ensuring more recycling processing facilities can sort the material successfully, and stimulating a robust end-market of high quality recycled polypropylene for reuse in packaging. The Coalition is part of The Partnership’s Pathway to Circularity, an initiative creating scalable solutions to packaging and system challenges and accelerating the shift to the circular economy that uses fewer finite resources. “Sabert’s partnership with the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition solidifies our deep-rooted commitment to not only amplifying the single-use packaging waste issue our world faces today, but also to being a critical part of the solution,” shares Richa Desai, Director of Sustainability for Sabert Corporation. “We are proud of the work our teams have already done in increasing the post-consumer recycling of polypropylene and we are excited to join the PP Recycling Coalition and support the organization on its pathway to circularity.”
About Sabert
Sabert is a leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions. The company was founded in 1983 on a single mission: to enhance and advance the way people enjoy food. Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Sabert operates North American facilities in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia as well as manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Poland, and China. Using its proprietary Packaging Value Model™, Sabert combines deep insights about food lifecycles and consumer lifestyles, with fast and flexible production capabilities. Its industry-leading product designs encompass all five areas of innovative packaging: Performance, Presentation, Safety, Sustainability and Economics. For more information, visit
About The Recycling Partnership
The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit that works with companies, communities, and policymakers to strengthen recycling across the United States. As the leading organization in the country that engages the full recycling supply chain from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local governments charged with recycling to industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, and converters, The Recycling Partnership positively impacts recycling at every step in the process. Since 2014, the nonprofit change agent diverted 230 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 465 million gallons of water, avoided more than 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and drove significant reductions in targeted contamination rates. Learn more at
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