Global agrifood trader Cargill has added a new U$10M edible oil bottling line at its Sidney, Ohio, USA, crush and refinery facility, allowing it to increase capacity and decrease waste.

The line was expected to increase edible oil bottling capacity by 75% over existing lines and would reduce packaging material waste by using fully recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, the company said in a press release on 4 September.

“By leveraging this unique technology, we’re taking deliberate steps to operate in a more efficient, sustainable way,” said Ethan Theis, commercial leader at Cargill global edible oil business’ North American section.

The bottling line included smart technology to assess packaging elements and fill heights, which would reduce material loss and support increased efficiency, Cargill said.

The Sidney, Ohio, plant was the largest volume crush and refining facility in Cargill’s network.