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SUEZ and LyondellBasell partner with Samsonite, to produce the first suitcase collection made from recycled plastics

On the occasion of Earth Day, on April, 22nd, Samsonite markets a suitcase collection made from high-quality recycled plastics. Leveraging combined expertise in Recycling and Recovery, but also in plastic production, SUEZ and LyondellBasell have collaborated with the luggage manufacturer to conceive this industry-first innovation.

Known for its high-quality products and durability, Samsonite is a leading luggage manufacturer. Its Innovation and Development teams are continually working on new materials and technologies, to offer customers advanced products bringing comfort, lightweight design, performance and sustainability.

In order to preserve natural resources and reduce the environmental impacts of plastic waste, the brand has decided to conceive the “Green Grey” edition of S’Cure ECO, a new collection made from secondary raw materials. This is the first suitcase composed of post-consumer plastic waste: the shells are composed of recycled polypropylene (PP) from packaging and the inside fabric of recycled PET bottles. The product is not only environmentally responsible, but also light and strong for the best travel experience.

The virgin-like secondary raw materials come from Quality Circular Polymers, “QCP”, a high standard plastics recycling plant located in the Netherlands, managed by SUEZ and LyondellBasell. This product was co-developed with Samsonite, leveraging their respective solutions in circular economy and plastic production.

This limited edition - from €185 - will be sold exclusively on the Samsonite.eu website.

We are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our environmental footprint across our operations. Of course the research of new sustainable materials plays a key role as it allows us to combine our thirst for innovation with our commitment to sustainability. We are committed to seeking opportunities to maximize the use of recycled and recyclable materials in our products in order to pass on a better world for generations to come”, stated Christine Riley Miller, Samsonite’s Global Director of Sustainability.

"Our solutions cover the whole value chain to produce secondary raw materials and satisfy the highest standards, from industries to consumers. We welcome Samsonite's initiative, developing the circular economy with a sustainable and reliable product ", commented Jean-Marc Boursier, Senior Executive VP of SUEZ in charge of Finance and Recycling & Recovery activities in Nothern Europe.

“One of the keys to addressing the challenge of plastic waste is identifying new, innovative uses for used plastics. Samsonite’s unique, innovative application is a perfect use for our recycled material because it ensures used plastic does not end in the environment while providing travelers with a durable, lasting product. This is a win-win,” said Richard Roudeix, LyondellBasell Senior Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins for Europe, Asia and International. “We are committed to being a part of the solution to end plastic waste and welcome the opportunity to partner with respected companies like Samsonite towards this goal.”  
 

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