Capricho renews its ECOSENSE certificate
CAPRICHO ANDALUZ renews successfully the ECOSENSE certification for its facilities in Cabra (Cordoba, Spain) and maintains the distinction as first company in the oil sector to achieve the certificate.
CAPRICHO ANDALUZ, a company integrated in the Borges International Group, is the leader and benchmark in the market for oil and vinegar single-doses, mainly in the on-premises channel. The company is located in Cabra, in the South of Spain, in one of the main and most renowned olive oil production areas in the country. Its quality and environment policies are aimed, among others, at reducing its packaging production waste and increasing the amount of recycled and recyclable raw materials in the manufacture of its PET single-dose tubs.
To renew the ECOSENSE certificate, CAPRICHO’s facilities have undergone a new inspection process by an entity accredited by ENAC under the ISO / EC 17020 standard to verify compliance with the requirements of the ECOSENSE procedure for food packers established by the PLASTIC SENSE Foundation.
With the ECOSENSE certification, the Spanish company contributes to consolidate a circular economy model in the sector of thermoformed PET containers. In this way, it ensures traceability and transparency in the reincorporation of recycled material in the manufacture of new PET containers from its monolayer and multilayer PET packaging production waste. Thanks to ECOSENSE, not only does it is prevented that the final destination of this type of waste was landfilling, but it is also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by using less energy and resources than if virgin plastic was used in the manufacture of their packaging
The final purpose of ECOSENSE is to increase the transformed volume of PET packaging waste that is subsequently incorporated into new trays, that is, in food applications with the same value as the original ones. Thus, it contributes to ensuring that 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics find their way into new products by 2025, according to the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.