Consulting for Flexible Packaging
Standing Pouches were developed nearly 60 years ago and have since become a well-known packaging solution for drinks. In the last 10 years nearly every week a new product packed in
Standing Pouches appears in the market: Pet food, baby food, detergents and cleaning products, body care, various chemical products and foods such as milk and yogurt. Standing Pouches have now replaced many of the traditional packaging systems, partly because of the easy handling and convenience but also because they are light and they reduce the volume of waste.
The Packaging Act (VerpackG) is the German implementation of the European Packaging Directive 94/62/EC (PACK for short) regulating the placing on the market of packaging as well as the take-back and recovery of packaging waste. It has been comprehensively amended and replaces VerpackG 1 as Packaging Act 2 (VerpackG2) since 3 July 2021 now implements two EU directives, the Single-Use Plastics Directive and the Waste Framework Directive, into German law. The Packaging Act only applies in Germany. Each country in the EU has its own PACK legislation.
A Point of Principle
You have a product that should appear attractive at the point of sale. Liquid products for on-the-go consumption are mostly small portions with a lot of packaging. Yes this is convenient, however single use plastics are increasingly a cause for social and environmental concern. I can offer you a solution for the packaging of your product which addresses these concerns and conforms to the new legislation.
Everything is sustainable today...?
In advertising, every product is promoted as sustainable. Does the mandatory deposit for milk and milk-based drinks in disposable plastic bottles fit in with this?
What is already not working well with the mandatory deposit for juice drinks is to be applied to milk drinks from January 2024.
How do the circular economy and sustainability fit together?
The Problem of Waste
Due to environmental concerns, plastics are being increasingly rejected. This has a negative impact on products packed in plastic films. Therefore the goal must be to find the optimal flexible packaging for your product – meaning packaging which can be re-used in the sense of the circular economy instead of being incinerated or put into land-fill.
For over 40 years I have been putting my technical training to good use in, and with many companies working with a broad range of products and packaging systems.
My contract packing business worked with Blue-Chip companies to develop and provide packaging and packing systems for a wide spectrum of products.
During this time I recognized my passion for flexible packaging and until today I remain convinced of all its advantages.
That is why I am able to understand your needs and comprehensively advise you regarding packaging materials, machines, systems and suppliers.
Technical requirements for the packaging process
Various systems are available for flexible packaging, in particular Standing Pouches with
Spouts. The best system for you depends on the processing of your product, the batch size, the number of different varieties and the total amount per year, thus it can be complicated to find the most suitable system for your product. Since I know all available systems for Standing Pouches, I can recommend the best system for you and your product.
The usage of flexible plastic packaging has been rising for decades. This has crucially reduced the volume and weight of our refuse.
Nevertheless plastic packaging has a bad image and looking to the future this can only be countered within the framework of the circular economy.
Together with my network of partners I can show you the way.
The aim of the German Packaging Regulations, or VerpackV for short, is to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste and to promote recycling of packaging. Learn now what the Regulation can specifically mean for you.
The packaging regulation (VerpackV) transposes the national implementation of Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of Europe for Packaging and Packaging Waste. The aim of this packaging ordinance is the avoidance of packaging waste or the reduction of its impact on the environment. Furthermore it promotes the re-use of packaging materials, the recovery of raw materials through recycling and all other forms of recycling which must take precedence over simple disposal systems.
According to the Coase theorem, all parties will implement the concept of the circular economy if the benefits outweigh the costs.
What is actually behind the terms circular economy? The fact is: the term sustainability is more topical than ever. All companies from different sectors are promoting their willingness to be responsible to their customers via advertising campaigns. Suddenly, no one has a guilty conscience when shopping: Because the majority of products meet sustainability criteria. At least that is the impression buyers get - to what extent the products are completely sustainable is questionable. But it is not only the theoretical concept of sustainability that dominates; sustainable action in politics, business and everyday life is also gaining the upper hand. A sustainable economy implies not only environmentally friendly activities, but also a reduction of waste. This idea gave rise to the concept of the circular economy. Although all good things come in threes, the circular economy takes a different approach and focuses on a 7-step plan.
The focus is on Reduce, ReUse, Recycle.