The increase in the production and consumption of packaging materials involves a growing waste output at the end of its life.

Recycling has been recognized as a rational necessity, compared to alternative traditional deposit in landfill or incineration. In some European countries this is becoming a “legal” necessity.

In this sense, GREENING is one of the main trends in new Packaging Systems. What is really this “greening”?

On the one hand, obviously, greening is based on the use of increasingly natural and more sustainable materials for new packaging systems.

On the other hand, greening is closely related to the taking into account of the life cycle and disposal issues in the early design process.

Greening the packaging systems is a global growing concern.

Some of our customers approach us with this concern, and Tempack is prioritizing the research in new packaging technologies and processes, specifically:

  • Foam free systems
  • Natural insulation materials
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Eco-friendly cooling gels, etc.

 

Author: Sonia Cercadillo