OneCircle ramps up KeyKeg recycled content at BrauBeviale

OneCircle is showcasing a 30-litre PET KeyKeg at BrauBeviale in Germany this week that contains 58 per cent recycled material content.

As part of the company’s ambition to eventually produce kegs from 100 per cent recycled material, the latest KeyKeg features 62.5 per cent post-consumer rPET in the outer container and 40 per cent post-industrial rPET in the load-bearing inner container. The grip and basecup are made from 100 per cent recycled PP.

With the availability of recycled materials in the marketplace currently limited, OneCircle is growing its KeyKeg collection community in order to ensure it has enough supply of circular materials to reuse in new kegs. It is hoping to start producing KeyKegs containing 45 per cent recycled material in the second quarter of 2020.

EU legislation requests all packaging to contain at least 25 per cent recycled materials in 2025 and 30 per cent recycled materials in 2030. By achieving the 45 per cent goal, OneCircle will by far exceed the demands in EU regulations for 2030 already next year.

Bert Hanssen, chief technical officer at OneCircle, said: “OneCircle is committed to increasing the recycled content of its kegs as quickly as possible. That’s why we have taken the initiative and created our own collection hubs to boost recycling alongside existing waste streams.”