First bread container made from fully recycled post-consumer plastic


Sabic has announced the successful launch of the first circular packaging project in Saudi Arabia as part of its Trucircle program to accelerate the implementation of a circular plastics economy. Fonte, a major player in the baking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has introduced bread bags made from Sabic certified circular polyethylene (PE) in its oatmeal Arabic bread. The bags are manufactured by Napco National, a vertically integrated Saudi manufacturer of flexible film and packaging products, using two grades of food contact certified circular polyethylene (LLDPE) resin from Sabic’s Trucircle portfolio. Following the start of the joint project in March 2023 and the successful completion of the trial phase at Napco, Fonte has begun introducing the flexible bags in stores throughout Saudi Arabia.

First bread container made from fully

Fonte’s new bread bags incorporate a certified and balanced content of 100% recycled raw material from mixed post-consumer used plastics, which is converted into pyrolysis oil in an advanced recycling process. Sabic then uses the oil to produce new polymers with the same purity and quality as traditional virgin plastics at the company’s plant in Jubail, KSA, Saudi Arabia.

Sabic circular materials are produced using mass balance accounting under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS program, which follows a set of predefined and transparent rules for tracking the flow of materials through complex supply chains. , from raw material to final application.

Sabic certified circular polymers are part of the company’s Trucircle portfolio of products and services. In addition to certified circular polymers, this also includes design for recyclability, mechanically recycled products, certified renewable polymers from bio-based feedstocks, and closed-loop initiatives to recycle plastic back into high-quality applications. and help prevent valuable used plastics from becoming waste.