The packaging of our products has to do many jobs at the same time: it needs to keep the product safe from loss of freshness and quality, it makes hygienic storing possible and contains every single important information about the product. Portioning and precise measuring is only possible because of the packaging. Furthermore the packaging is needed for transportation so the product reaches its destination unspoilt and neat.
Nevertheless we are always trying to keep the impact on environment as low as possible and reduce packaging waist. As a matter of fact we listened the thickness of our used films to a minimum. We also use materials which can be 100% recycled.
Another frequently discussed topic is the matter of a resealable packaging. Unfortunately this topic is a very delicate one, an improvement is beneficial but associated with additional costs.
A solution would be a multi-cycle system which contains the returning of used packages back to us so we can fill them again. But this alternative has other problems, like an additional transportation of empty packages, sterilization of the packages and so on. This whole process involves additional pollution, water and electricity consumption. This is why using recycled films is not as bad as it seems concerning environmental aspects.
We are also working on opening the packaging. Here in particular, an improvement in handling also means an increase in the packaging volume – and thus more packaging waste again.
For us, the current goal is to design the necessary packaging film as thin as possible. Therefore, we forego any special marketing elements such as paper optics or exceptionally artistic packaging designs. Because only one micrometer less film saves tons of waste over the year.
If our 100% recyclable packaging (film) is disposed of correctly in the yellow bin, it can be reused for the production of new film. Your participation therefore makes a significant contribution to minimizing the environmental impact.