Flexible packaging offers a low carbon footprint alternative to rigid plastic and glass containers. One truck load of flexible equates to 30 truckloads of rigid. Flexible Packaging also offers additional material savings as able to package more efficiently versus rigid containers. In the end, around 70-80% less plastic than rigid, flexible packaging limits the environmental impact of waste on society.
As an important fact, pouches are mostly used for food packaging. They extend shelf life and eliminate food waste. Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases; thus, flexible packaging is an important pillar for a modern world.
There are two main trains of thought for circular economies; Mono Material strategies creating a recycling chain where the package is recycled back into the package and Waste to Value, were as all the different packages are recycled into energy or chemical feedstock. Both strategies are being developed in parallel globally by multiple governments, associations and NGOS, and we support them all.
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For specific detailed information on sustainability, we defer to the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) that published several Life Cycle & Economic Impact Analysis.