Sustainable food packaging
When it comes to packaging, sustainability means different things to different people. The term “sustainable packaging” exists only in the context of the product for which it has been conceived. In other words, the packaging is always part of a bigger picture.
Packaging can contribute to sustainability – and good business – by:
- Protecting food during transport and storage
- Being made from responsibly sourced materials
- Optimising the design to limit raw material use and maximise performance with thinner, lighter, stronger materials
- Optimising the production and filling process to minimise CO2 emissions and energy use
- Optimising the design for transportation to prevent excess air
- Optimising shelf life to minimise food waste
- Being made of recyclable materials
Because we source all raw materials externally, we provide only the packaging materials you need and can switch to other materials to give you maximum flexibility. Of course all raw materials are accompanied by full documentation.
Here are some examples:
- Replacing a Finnish customer’s existing polypropylene packaging with mineral-enriched PP Chalk enabled us to replace 52% of the plastic – reducing both CO2 emissions and the customer’s environmental taxes
- We helped a Dutch producer convey a more sustainable image by moving from clear APET packaging to PP Chalk, reducing CO2 emissions by 40%