Recently, an official of the Swiss giant Nestle held in Amherst , renewable plastics conference, said that since 1999 it has been used in plastic packaging materials content was reduced by 34 %.

Global packaging materials and clear plastic packaging test director , said Nestle ‘s PhilippeRoulet , plastics and laminates to reduce than pvc tray other materials such as glass more significant , such as Nestle glass usage reduced by 13 %. This is partly because plastic packaging of the improved bottle .

He said sales in the United States to supply bottled water brands Ozarka water bottle , contains only 9.3 grams of resin , the resin content compared to more than 20 grams of carbonated beverage bottles decreased.

In the past 20 years , Nestle has consistently taken steps to reduce the use of plastic packaging materials , because food and its packaging is the main culprit of the deteriorating environment in Europe , the situation is even worse than transportation.

But Roulet said reducing material use is not the only factor in improving the food supply chain plastic trays for sustainable development to be considered.

He said: ” We need to consider a more comprehensive approach and focus on packaging and products , not just the plastic packaging itself is concerned, it is a greater impact than paper packaging , paper plastic box design packaging , but the product is damaged more easily , so the actual . the plastic packaging box overall waste is about the same . ” in order to develop such a comprehensive approach , using Nestle packaging eco-design tools PIQET ( packing effects of rapid assessment tools ) clamshell packaging , taking into account plastic packaging design all areas of the supply chain , and the environmental impact of the production areas to do comparison.

Many biological materials are good, but its application is limited. For example , PLA poor moisture resistance , and limited supply of cane made ??of PE .

Nestle has been in the field of bio- plastics made ??a number of successes, including the use of bio-based HDPE bottle in Brazil. In Europe, Nestle is popular for its Vittel brand contains 30% of plant production levels bottles .

Advertisements