Dow and Mengniu to launch all-polyethylene yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability in China

The two global brands join forces to empower the possibilities of closed-loop recycling

Mengniu has developed its first all-PE yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability in collaboration with Dow. Dow’s INNATE TF-BOPE resins ensure that packaging maintains its appearance and productiveness. The newly developed, all-PE packaging enabled by INNATE TF-BOPE resins enables hard-to-recycle packaging to be integrated into closed-loop recycling streams through responsible recycling and mechanical recycling technology, providing consumers with more choices of sustainable packaging.

“This partnership with Mengniu is a milestone for both brands to pioneer all-PE dairy packaging designed for recyclability in China. The country’s ambition to work towards Zero-waste Cities has changed how it tackles plastic waste. This collaboration is a significant step in facilitating recyclability and empowering the possibilities for recycled packaging to be transformed into high-value applications through responsible disposal and appropriate recycling process, reducing our industry’s reliance on unrenewable resources. Through our advanced research and development capabilities, we strive to help brand owners like Mengniu to take action and deliver on their sustainability commitments,” said Bambang Candra, Asia-Pacific commercial vice-president of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

Mengniu set a goal to achieve 100% technically recyclable packaging by 2025, striving to adopt low-carbon packaging in all product lines. Environmental-friendly manufacturing is a part of Mengniu’s sustainability strategy, and adopting more sustainable packaging is another action to fulfil the commitment.

Mengniu’s yoghurt with this all-PE packaging designed for recyclability will be presented at the 2023 International Dairy Forum from 4-7 Aug in Hohhot, China and will be available starting from supermarkets across the city.