A lower environmental impact often goes hand in hand with lower costs. It’s logical – reducing the amount of material and process energy required to manufacture a packaging generally reduces the costs. This is why our eco-innovation approach focuses not only on reducing environmental impact, but also on reducing costs.
The legislation related to packaging is becoming increasingly complex and opaque. The demands on product packaging are constantly being refined and the rules keep changing. Are you having problems seeing the wood for the trees? We can help.
Measurement instrumentation and methods, with their agreed standards, are the way we quantify weight, height, length, capacity and other measures. Much the same approach is taken when using LCA to identify and report the environmental impact of packaging and disposables.
Eco-innovation is the process of designing products that are environmentally efficient. So, when you eco-innovate a product, service or process you are addressing technological, environmental and economic progress.
Packaging plays an important role in our lives. Packaging must protect its contents, preserve food by keeping it fresh, make it easy to use the product, give a product the desired look and provide the user with information. Without packaging we couldn’t use many products such as silicone sealants, wall paints, or transport products safely and shop online.
A lower environmental impact often goes hand in hand with lower costs. It’s logical – reducing the amount of material and process energy required to manufacture a packaging generally reduces the costs. This is why our eco-innovation approach focuses not only on reducing environmental impact, but also on reducing the costs.
Nowadays bio-based materials (materials derived from agricultural sources) are receiving a lot of attention. In principle this is positive. However, the automatic assumption that bio-based is best, without consideration as to their full life cycle impacts, is an unfortunate recent development. Functional specification definition and design efficiency dictates were bio-based is most efficiently adopted.
A circular economy stimulates the efficient use and reuse of products or their raw materials so as to limit the manufacturing of new products or virgin materials. This applies for both the technological and biological circles. What influence does striving for a circular economy have on packaging? Is the use of recycled materials always efficient and free of unintended additive?