December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

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Reduction in environmental pollution and emissions as waste is reused 

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Material for insulation purposes

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High durability

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Easy to store and transport

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Simple and low-cost technique

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More than 14 communities and 128 families participated

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1,725 eco-bricks were recollected

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8,000 USD in vouchers for supermarkets were distributed to the families who participated – a huge relief in COVID times

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110,350 m2 of waste was recycled

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More than 110,350 m2 of constructions will be built

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

EVERTIS’ TRAY-TO-TRAY SOLUTION IS DEVELOPED UNDER THEIR CIRCULAR ECONOMY PLEDGE

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

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Rationalising the use of energy and natural resources and act on the processes in order to optimise and reduceconsumption.

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Reducing the production of waste by increasing and promoting recycling and recovering material wheneverpossible.

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Ensuring that materials and procedures used don’t present any risk to the health of workers and to the environment.

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Making sure that the use of materials, resources and the incorporation of safe and innovative technologies promoteenvironmental protection and minimise the environmental impacts.

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Coaching and engaging employees to perform in a conscious and responsible manner, for the importance ofeveryone in guaranteeing product safety and for improving environmental performance.

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Implementing good practices in order to comply with applicable legislation and other requirements that will leadto the environmental preservation.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

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Four partners have collaborated on an industry-leading recycling approach

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Closed-loop economy for PET-based multilayer Green Deal-compliant

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Further collaborations are planned to optimize the process harnessing water-based adhesive technology

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

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The traceability of the recycled raw materials involved in the manufacture of the film and the management of plastic waste resulting from the production process.

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The percentage content of recycled plastic incorporated into the film manufactured over a certain period of analysis, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

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Rationalising the use of energy and natural resources and act on the processes to optimise and reduce consumption.

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Reducing waste production by increasing and promoting the recycling and recovery of materials whenever possible.

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Guaranteeing that the materials and procedures used don’t present any risk to the health of workers and the environment.

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Ensuring that the use of materials, resources and the incorporation of safe and innovative technologies promote environmental protection and minimise environmental impacts.

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Training and involving employees in conscious and responsible action, given the importance of everyone in ensuring product safety and improving environmental performance.

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Implementing good practices in order to comply with applicable legislation and other requirements that lead to environmental preservation.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

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Based on annual capacity

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“Baseline report on plastic waste,” UNEP, 2020

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.

December, 2023

Evertis’ dedication to circularity drove the company to renew their RETRAY certification, led by the Ecosense Foundation. This certification recognizes and disseminates the work of those companies that introduce, in film production processes, both monolayer and multilayer, colorless transparent recycled PET, obtained from tray-to-tray recycling processes, along with recycled PET from other sources.

The RETRAY certification scheme consolidates a circular economy model in the value chain of thermoformed PET packaging by quantifying the content of recycled material, from the tray-to-tray circuit and other sources, in accordance with the EN 15343 standard, and the verification of its recyclability according to the recycling guidelines published by the foundation.

By auditing the processes of film manufacturing, Evertis Ibérica verified compliance with the following requirements of the RETRAY Procedure:

  • Traceability on the incorporation of recycled material (upstream)
  • Traceability on waste management and limitation of non-recyclable materials (downstream)
  • Includes UNE-EN 15343 requirements for the calculation of the recycled content of the products manufactured during a time frame
  • Replaces the former ECOSENSE certification

Evertis Ibérica’s commitment to the circular tray-to-tray model promoted by the foundation dates to 2019, when the company obtained the ECOSENSE certification for the first time. Under the RETRAY scheme, heir to ECOSENSE, the company certified 26% incorporation of rPET in their production process in 2021, and in this most recent audit has increased to 33%, going beyond the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD – Directive 94/62/EC) 2030 target of 30% recycled content by 2030. 

The ultimate purpose of RETRAY is to increase the volume of waste from the tray-to-tray loop that is recycled. The PET thermoforming sector moves closer to meeting the ambitious targets set by the European Commission in the PPWR, as companies such as Evertis follow through on their commitment to circularity. This commitment echoes the dedication of Evertis, and the Ecosense Foundation, to advancing a true circular economy within the PET industry, fostering a future-fit approach to production.

ABOUT ECOSENSE FOUNDATION

The Ecosense Foundation began their activity in 2017, at the request of companies in the sector and the General Directorate for the Environment of the European Commission, with the aim of giving transparency and visibility to the work carried out by companies in the value chain of the thermoformed PET container in terms of Circular Economy.

The foundation works with a team of people with extensive professional experience in the field of PET, our main objective being to promote the use and recycling of thermoformed packaging made with this material.

ABOUT US

Evertis, present in the polymers industry since 1959 and pioneers in PET film extrusion, is a specialist in the production of barrier films for food packaging, and other packaging applications. With a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in their portfolio, Evertis focuses on supplying films that ensure product safety whilst closing the loop. Evertis envisions a future with increased utilisation of recycled content in their films, greater recyclability of their products and the lowest feasible carbon footprint.

Being a global business, with manufacturing sites in Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Mexico, Evertis is devoted to playing a role in society’s collective response to the global plastic waste challenge, through recycling education programs as well as jointly working across the value chain to create tangible solutions. Their mission is to develop future-fit packaging that meets the highest expectations of clients and end consumers in terms of food safety, functionality and circularity.