When you’re packing, you want to work on trying out new sustainable packaging.
This is all the rage, and with new breakthroughs that are becoming more and more interesting, here we’ll go over some of the new and hot sustainable packaging highlights that have come out just this year for those who use this kind of packaging.
Non-Foil Aseptic Packaging
This is a new type of packaging that reduces the foil that’s there, and this is one of the first-generation types of new packaging solutions to replace aseptic aluminum barriers and replaces them with polymer films that are applied with a coating, offering a similar barrier to offer reduction of the climate impact.
The life cycle assessment is still pending, but the aluminum layer is just 5% of the base materials in total, and it does reduce at least a third of the emissions from greenhouse gases.
This is non-foil packaging that’s out there on supermarket shelves, and it does reduce carbon footprints by 25%.
Renewable Base coatings for Cartons
This is a new product that a company has introduced, in that it is a plant carton that’s totally renewable, and this is actually incredibly popular, selling a billion of these the last year alone.
This plant-based carton polymer is a sugarcane coating that reduces your carbon footprint by helping to make sure that you’re not using up too much plastic. You also can have sustainable graphics on this, creating a very successful type of packaging portfolio. It’s supposedly going to be completely renewable by 2025.
Aseptic Carton Recycling
Carton recycling is growing, especially aseptic carton recycling, growing to a much larger amount, with more and more plants. Right now, the recycling rate is about 27%, which may not seem like much, but with the growth of new partnerships for carton packaging, and a much larger carton capacity, and more and more corrugated cardboard and other material that are growing, it’s certainly something that will definitely help you as well.
The Tethered Cap and bundling film
There are two new additions that the company has put in.
First, the new growth is from the Tetra Pak R&D team, which talks about how they made a tethered cap that will actually be sustainable, and it uses the screw-and-flip concept along with the self-locking hinge for this to work.
They’re plant-based, which means that they offer more renewable content with this while also minimizing the amount of litter that’s there.
There is also a recyclable packaging film that is made out of recycled plastic, with over half of it being made of such, and this is a new one especially if you want to use sustainable types of film for your packaging as well.
Digitizing Food Waste
This is also good because it can help with understanding how to extend the shelf-life of the products.
They’re using QR codes now in order to show how long the product has. By scanning it, they can from there follow through and see if they want to keep it on the shelves, and from there discount so that it doesn’t go to waste.
As well, if there are packages which are damaged, they can identify and take the right steps. They also look at the shelf life and stock levels, which helps with dynamic pricing where the products that near the end of this are discounted, which enable customers to buy them, so that food isn’t wasted.
And this is all of course, working together to create sustainable, useful packaging and means to properly preserve the food that you have and everything that is happening.