A FIRST STEP TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMV FROM EVOLUTION TOWARDS THE REVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
(see also our Newsletter: Bio-Based Case History)
Packaging has a central place in our lives. It protects food and non-food products but the ever increasing pressure on the environment and the limited availability of the fossil-based resources (oil stocks) create serious questions. We also have to take into account that we still want to spend many years in a quality environment on a healthy planet!
In order to reduce the pressure we must look for alternative solutions such as biobased packaging.
Bio-based packaging is entirely made of green raw materials. These materials have the enormous advantage of reducing our dependence on fossil-based resources, plus they only have a limited CO2-foot print impact. During their growth the plants used for the production of bio-plastics have already used significant quantities of CO2 (necessary far their development). taken from the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis. By using these plants far the production of our packaging and recycling them after use. a first important step is made towards a sustainable circular economy model. progressing in both environmental and economie terms.
lt is also in this direction that the European Legislation has evolved in recent years. indicating the urgent need far a sustainable management of the finite raw materials that surround us. According to the European Commission. this is much more than a mere principle.
lf our economic actors want to continue to have access to the raw materials required for the production of consumer goods, it is important that they can also be recovered and recycled. lf not, our raw material sources threaten to dry up. Europe encourages us to refine the circular approach where - Let us also dream - packaging will be endlessly re-used with a minimum CO2 footprint!
Other products from
Bio-Based packaging is assigned to following product groups:
- Packaging materials and supplies (1483)
- Packaging printing and processing (391)