We believe in plastic as a material. Plastic has its place in the circular economy. Compared to other materials less energy and raw materials are used to obtain the same packaging. Unfortunately, the disposal of plastic (packaging) has a bad reputation. But it shouldn’t be that way. Most plastics are fully recyclable and can be recycled indefinitely. Recycling plastic is also very energy efficient.
During our thermoforming process, we have a continuous stream of excess material. This material is fully recycled into new film for both PP and PET. Plastic packaging is environmentally friendly when it is used and disposed in the right way. Banning or restricting the use of a material isn’t the answer. We are all responsible for our environment. Only together we can work towards a sustainable economy. We have to rethink the way we use plastic, as a consumer and as a producer.
Design rules to create sustainable packaging
As a producer we start from some basic design rules to create sustainable packaging:
- A circular vision during the early stage of packaging
- Determine the type of plastic in relation to the goal of the packaging
- Creating a structure to reduce material thickness
- Using PET with 30% PCW
- Carbon-free dark colors (brown and black)
- Optimizing stacking features to improve logistics
Using these rules to guide our process, we guide you towards your packaging solution.