INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR FOOD PACKAGING CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION EFFECTS AND SUP REGULATION
How often in one day do we hear talk about pollution, eco-sustainability and environmental protection? The issue is becoming increasingly common, indeed, newspapers, blogs, scientists, politicians talk about it, transforming it into a daily public debate.
The same issue is discussed in the corporate context, to be able to integrate all the new practices related to the environment in all the various processes that can affect the normal operation of the activities, making them more sustainable: from the in the machine process with new materials, to the sale of the same in countries with different transpositions of the European Single Use Plastics (SUP) directive.
The increasing interest in conscious consumption has given us an additional opportunity to further study sustainable material, which ensures the same organoleptic properties and operation in the machine like conventional materials. Mono-materials, as already mentioned, are easier to recycle, have less impact and above all comply with various legislative requirements.
Since the publication of the European Directive and with the advent of subsequent amendments, confusion has in fact been created concerning the regulations and the differences between member states that have implemented it. Each country relies on different bodies, some on non-profit organisations, others on national consortia while others on a dual system, each with different regulations and specifications. The demands of large-scale retail distribution are then added to these, which require better solutions to offer to the end customer. The mono-material, due to the essentiality of its composition and its excellent properties, is able to satisfy the most complex requirements, whether it be facilitated taxation in a member state or an agreement with the large-scale retail distribution which seeks materials that can be correctly disposed of for consumers.
One of the materials that we have tested and developed is the polypropylene recyclable plastic mono-material film with the PP5 logo. This material, designed for products such as flour, legumes and more, allows the environment to be respected from its production to recycling.
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