Sabert's Nuvida Plastics Recycling Facility Named a Finalist for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Innovator Awards

Recognition of Innovation in a Recovery Technology Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Solutions

SAYREVILLE, NJ., March 1, 2024 - With a steadfast dedication to promoting sustainable practices, Sabert Corporation's Nuvida full-service plastics recycling facility has been announced as a finalist for the SPC Innovator Awards. The highly regarded recognition spotlights Nuvida's significant strides in the Innovation in a Recovery Technology or Practice category.

Established by Sabert in 2012, Nuvida provides high quality recycled resin for both food-contact and non-food contact applications, serving a range of industries from healthcare to automotive. Nuvida’s advanced processing technologies resulted in a letter of no objection from the US Food and Drug Administration for the use of its food-grade PCR resin for highly regulated applications with direct food contact.

"We're incredibly proud to have Nuvida recognized as an innovator by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition," said Paul McCann, CEO of Sabert Corporation. “There is an urgent demand for quality recycled content and Nuvida leads the charge in extracting value from materials once destined for landfills. This honor is a testament to our dedication to reducing waste and promoting a circular economy to create a more sustainable future.”

The nomination recognizes Nuvida’s new proprietary technology that recycles post-consumer plastic bottle labels, a class of waste that is not recycled at most facilities due to special processing requirements to remove and separate the labels. This new technology enables Nuvida to remove contaminants from these waste streams to produce high quality, post-consumer recycled resin for adoption in the market. To date, Nuvida’s commercialized recycled label resin, Advantage 500, has successfully diverted over 600 MT of labels from landfills and forthcoming expansions will double in capacity in 2024.

The winners of the SPC Innovator Awards will be announced at the SPC Impact event in New Orleans in April 2024.

About Sabert

Sabert is a leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions. Founded in 1983, the company is grounded in its purpose to reinvent food packaging to nourish and protect our world. Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Sabert operates North American facilities in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia as well as manufacturing facilities in Nivelles, Belgium; Kimbolton, England; Lodz, Poland; and Zhongshan, 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 Nuvida

Established in 2012 by Sabert Corporation, Nuvida is a full-service recycling plant recognized as one of the world’s leading processors and suppliers of food-grade recycled plastic resins. Nuvida manufactures an FDA-approved food contact 100% PCR resin and offers 100% certified Post Consumer Recycled non-food grade pellets. Using new technologies, Nuvida also recycles post-consumer plastic bottle labels providing a circular solution for previously unrecyclable materials. Its unique and proprietary production processes enable the company to customize recycled resins for meet specific applications, including compounding, decontaminating, grinding, extrusion and more. For more information, visit