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estingly enough, both the Jefferson facility in Texas and the Satia facility in India rely on stock preparation systems supplied by Parason. Zume CEO Garden believes the Zume/ABB collaboration will make a big difference in growing the kind of sustainable packaging that can become the foundation of a more circular economy. “Our collective efforts over the next five years could annually sequester as much as 2 million tons of agricultural waste and replace as many as 20 billion pieces of single-use plastic each year,” says Garden. “We’ve been on a journey for years now to identify and perfect a model that is a Shown here are a few of the compostable packages made by way of Zume’s molded realistic alternative to single-use plastic, a legitimate path forward at scale. If we’ve learned anything about pulp technology. getting to price and performance parity it’s that it’s not one thing, it’s hundreds of things. And I’m proud of how far we’ve are underway. One is in the Aurangabad, India, facility of India’s Paracome, though it’s essential to point out that we never could have gotten son, a leading global supplier of “stock preparation systems,” i.e., the this far without the global partnerships we’ve formed with Satia, ABB, equipment that processes the raw materials that become the pulp used and Parason. Each of us brought something to the table. And I think to make molded fiber packaging. The other is in the U.S at Jefferson that what we’re talking about here today will, in 10 years, be the new Enterprise Energy. Jefferson’s Lufkin, Texas plant, described as the first standard.” PW 100% renewable energy-powered compostable packaging factory in North America, will be powered entirely by on-site renewable energy Watch video footage of the container-making with zero use of fossil fuels. At the heart of the new green energy and process now underway at the Satia facility manufacturing facility will be a 400 ton/day pulp mill that will produce in India, at high-strength renewable pulp from agricultural waste materials. Inter21_2633_Packaging_World_JAN Mod: December 1, 2021 5:15 PM Print: 12/22/21 11:27:00 AM page 1 v7





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