B+K is relying on increased recyclability and offers a variety of recyclable packaging for different applications. Both mono PE and other polyolefin films are convincing in terms of recyclability. Solutions for reprocessing are created with the aid of sorting and recycling technologies.
ECO up to 100 denotes B+K packaging with a material recycling rate of at least 80%.
Sustainability in action
Bischof + Klein is one of the winners of the German Packaging Award 2019. The Lengerich-based packaging and film specialist won the award for the B+K Twister Plus® with 30 % PCR (post-consumer recyclate) in the category of sustainability. Significantly less new plastic material is used to manufacture this newly designed wicketed bag. This is achieved by reducing the wall thickness and using regranulate. The jury commented: "A very good example of sustainability in action!"
We are committed to increased recycability
Bischof + Klein is responding to the increase in demand for complete recyclability with new film formulations and laminates for different applications. The new films and laminates consist almost completely of polyethylene and are 100 % suitable for plastic recycling.
The laminate material can be accurately identified, separated and recycled during plastic sorting. The "post-consumer" granules manufactured from this can be returned to the plastic cycle.
Further environmental aspects
During product development and manufacturing, we protect the environment not only by fostering the material cycle but also by making optimal use of material, by implementing energy-efficient production and by avoiding emissions.
We are committed to increased recyclability.
Currently, it is possible to process up to 30% PCR (Post Consumer Recyclate) or PIR (Post Industrial Recyclate) in the consumer sector. In the industrial sector, up to 15 % PIR can be incorporated.
Depending on the requirement profile, virtually all of our packaging solutions can be manufactured with a content of 30 % post-industrial recyclate (PIR) or post-consumer recyclate (PCR).
We are committed to reducing film thicknesses.
Since the 1990s, we have been reducing the film thickness of our packaging while maintaining the product characteristics. On average, plastic packaging has become a good 25 % lighter. Together with our customers, we are therefore making a major contribution to the environment.
Thin films impact positively on the entire supply chain. More linear metres per reel, fewer reel changes and optimum utilisation of pallets and storage areas increase productivity and improve the ecological footprint.
We are committed to reducing CO2 emissions.
Flexible packaging contributes to reducing emissions caused by road traffic. It is naturally lighter and requires less space, especially in its unfilled condition.
Example: our customer Hippolyt, a manufacturer of feed for horses, has been supplementing its plastic feed buckets with recyclable side gusseted bags from Bischof + Klein since 2019. A truck can transport a total of 16,920 empty buckets including lids – or 145,200 unfilled bags that are folded flat. The transportation effort for the bags is therefore only around one eighth of that of the buckets.
We are testing resins based on renewable sources in the production process.
B+K has tested various renewable raw materials for producing plastic packaging. At present, the greatest potential is offered by polyethylene manufactured from sugar cane (I'm green™ PE).
B+K produces self-adhesive label film consisting of 100 % I'm green™ PE. The advantage of this material is that it can be sent for material recycling after use via the existing waste collecting and recycling systems. B+K also uses renewable raw materials in the consumer packaging range.
NOTE: the cultivation of renewable raw materials may compete with that of foodstuffs and feeds.
We are committed to reducing waste and foster recycling management in production.
Germany is not regarded as a major cause of the "marine littering" in the oceans thanks to its regulated waste management industry. However, it is a matter of central concern to B+K to drive the reduction and avoidance of plastic waste forwards and to initiate and foster corresponding measures.
B+K is developing more recyclable material combinations for flexible packaging such as pure polyolefin laminates, for example.
B+K uses recycled plastics.
Together with our customers, we develop solutions for optimally protecting products. With our flexible packaging, we guarantee a longer shelf life for food. The right flexible packaging stops food from drying out and losing its taste, thereby preventing food waste.
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