Tupperware Partners with Eastman to Expand ECO+ Portfolio
Tupperware first introduced ECO+ in 2019 with a new material comprising mixed plastic waste that otherwise was destined for incineration or landfill. The use of this initial circular material has resulted in the elimination of more than 100 tons of CO2 emissions. Following the initial success, ECO+ has expanded to include a line of products made from a variety of sustainable, recycled, biobased, and environmentally preferred materials. The current product portfolio includes the ECO+ Straw Set, ECO+ To-Go Cups, and now the new ECO+ Lunch-It Containers and Sandwich Keepers.
“At Tupperware, we continuously invest in new research and design for innovative, functional, and environmentally responsible products that not only meet new consumer trends but build upon the love and trust we have established over our 75 year history. Our efforts to support the next generation of sustainable materials continues to reflect upon our purpose to nurture a better future every day by reducing waste at every step of the product lifecycle,” said Mr.Bill Wright, Tupperware Brands Executive Vice President.
Tritan Renew resin is made with Eastman’s polyester renewal technology that recycles at the molecular level, breaking down plastic waste to its fundamental building blocks to be used to create pristine new material. The material is highly durable, dishwasher safe, and free of BPA, BPS, and BPF.
“Tupperware has been at the forefront of sustainability, even before sustainability was top of mind,” said Mr.Scott Ballard, Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Plastics at Eastman. “At Eastman, we’re pleased to make molecular recycling a reality and deliver products that reduce consumption, advance the circular economy, and create value from waste. Tupperware’s choice of Tritan Renew shows what is possible today, not just years in the future.”