Fresh thinking for the planet…
For more than 40 years LINPAC Packaging has led the packaging industry in implementing stringent environmental policy and we continue to deliver a worldwide programme of environmental projects.
We are well aware of the debate surrounding packaging and the environment – despite the energy used to produce packaging accounting for only 10 per cent of the total energy used in the food chain.
Food packaging has an important role to play – especially when it comes to fresh produce – in protecting, preserving and properly presenting the product.
Packaging is instrumental in preventing food waste, which is a huge problem in the Europe estimated that 89 million tonnes of food are currently wasted in the EU, more than five times the amount of packaging waste according to the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment.
Given these statistics it does not come as a surprise that WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) advocates packaging that is fit for purpose as part of its campaign to reduce food waste – ‘Love food, hate waste’.
EUROPEN has also shown that in the past eleven years the amount of packaging waste going to final disposal has fallen by 57% as recycling levels increase and other forms of packaging waste recovery are introduced.
At LINPAC Packaging we offer fresh thinking on packaging solutions that are both fit for purpose and environmentally sound. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is the ideal choice for many types of fresh produce because of its excellent protective and preservation qualities. EPS is also an environmentally sound option because it is a lightweight material, minimising the amount of resources required for production and transport.
At LINPAC Packaging we would urge retailers and wholesalers to choose packaging that is fit for purpose, consider how it protects, presents and preserves the product, as well as the environmental impact of the material the packaging is made from.
Consumers are becoming increasingly ‘green’ but they also expect high quality products – for the best packaging solution LINPAC packaging offers some fresh thinking on the environment .