SUPRAVISa leading European company offering flexible barrier and high barrier film packaging for the food industry, has joined the Polish Plastics Pact, which aims to facilitate a circular economy for plastics in packaging.
According to SUPRAVIS, the company is trying to stay ahead of future legislative restrictions by actively monitoring sources of information and working on solutions that will help customers cope with new requirements. The company sees setting targets for protecting the environment against the adverse effects of human activities as a task for every member of the value chain.
The company adds that this goal involves mutual cooperation to develop practical solutions, alongside education – especially for end customers, who apparently need additional support in the process of closing the loop on materials. “We are convinced that close cooperation between members of different organizations is the best approach to providing innovative and recyclable packaging solutions,” explains the company.
SUPRAVIS claims that joining the Polish Plastics Pact offers it the opportunity to cooperate in a cross-industry initiative working together to change the current pattern of plastics use in the packaging industry. Although the company views joining the Pact as a challenge due to the tasks and goals specified for members, it also views it as a significant opportunity.
The Polish Plastics Pact is part of the Plastics Pact network overseen by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which, according to SUPRAVIS, demonstrates both its local reach and international character. Current members include manufacturers of packaging and packaging components, recycling companies, packaging market experts and other pro-environmental organizations.
The Pact set strategic goals to be achieved by 2025, including identifying and eliminating excessive and problematic packaging with the additional goal of reducing the use of virgin plastics in packaging by 30% and increasing the share of recycled materials at 25%.
Additionally, the Polish Plastics Pact aims for 100% of plastic packaging to be reused or recycled. The role of the Pact would also be to improve the quality and effectiveness of consumer education on sorting, recycling and reducing the use of packaging.
The Pact, which was created a year ago, has already set up working groups to deal with specific issues, defined terms for a common understanding of objectives and areas of activity and developed a uniform reporting system. This led to the creation of the PPP Opening Report, which outlines baseline scenarios for the Pact’s six strategic objectives, and the Excessive and Problematic Packaging Report.
Three years ago, SUPRAVIS joined CEFLEX, a European initiative bringing together around 185 members involved in the manufacture, distribution and transformation of plastic packaging. The main objectives of CEFLEX are to increase the share of flexible plastics in circulation as part of a circular economy, which includes increasing collection and creating a chain of cooperation to improve design and recyclability. packaging.
The company concludes: “In our opinion, combining membership in two organizations such as CEFLEX and the Polish Plastics Pact, provides us with enormous opportunities for cooperation with experts, facilitates effective transfer of knowledge and experience and contributes to visible changes in the functioning of the package. on the market.
“As a responsible manufacturer, we want to participate in cross-industry initiatives, which is why the motto promoting our company – “Trustworthy Packaging” – has taken on another dimension in the context of actively influencing the development of the circular economy. .”