Advanced plastic packaging protects the good from outer impact, preserves the quality of the product and enhances the shelf life. It is durable and lightweight while offering barrier properties that mitigate food waste. Both important factors to save CO2 emissions. It is valuable, so you use it mindfully, you reuse it and preserve it. Or in more Circular Economy terms – reduce, reuse, recycle. Innovative materials, designs and business models enable circularity of plastic packaging. We will discuss case study based examples for each of the 3R.
- Reduce: Material reduction for lamitubes by 12% using recently launched Borstar® FB5600 which supports the stiffness of a toothpaste.
- Re-use: Courier bags turning into carrier bags, giving it a second life and keeping valuable materials in use for longer.
- Recycle: Design for Recycling helps designing packaging to be easy to recycle. Successful applications have been found in mono-materials and in closing the loop on courier bag.