Grupo Bimbo unveils biodegradable packaging using d2w progressive technology

By Gill Hyslop

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Grupo Bimbo's new packaging can be recycled back into nature. Pic: GettyImages/ipopba
Grupo Bimbo's new packaging can be recycled back into nature. Pic: GettyImages/ipopba

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Daniel Servitje, president and CEO of the Mexican bakery giant, presented the new packaging that uses Symphony Environmental Technologies’ d2w plastic technology at an event in Mexico City.

The group is aiming to make all of its packaging recyclable, biodegradable or compostable by 2025.

“This journey began in 2008 when, with the help of Symphony, a strategic partner in the innovation of packaging, we became the first Mexican company to incorporate d2w technology in our packaging,”​ said Servitje.

“A year later, in 2009, we were pioneers worldwide when we introduced this technology in metalized packaging. Today, 100% of our packaging in Mexico, that can be made with biodegradable technology, is already biodegradable and 100% recyclable.”

Going back to nature

The d2w packaging is recycled back into nature through the use of naturally-occurring microorganisms.

“This is a tremendous vote of confidence in Symphony and its d2w technology by a very large company, who have been using and testing d2w for eleven years,”​ said Michael Laurier, CEO of Symphony.

“We have invested heavily in scientific and technical excellence to make this happen and are proud to partner with one of the world’s most successful and responsible groups of companies.”

Bimbo is the largest baking company in the world and a major producer of snack foods. It generates $15.1bn in annual sales of products at 3.2 million points of sale in 32 countries.

It has a strong commitment to the communities​ in which it has a presence, as well as to environmental care,​ grouped into four main axes: reduction of carbon footprint, reduction of water footprint, integral waste management and natural capital.

The Bimbo event was attended by an array of dignitaries, including Claudia Sheinbaum, mayor of Mexico City, and Mario Molina, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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