To meet their sustainability goals, FMCG and manufacturing businesses know just how important it is to reduce their plastic packaging usage and CO2 footprint. But without in-house expertise and innovative ideas, it can be hard to know where to start.
Reducing plastic usage is a hot topic, especially within transit packaging due to the need for a greater focus on sustainability and carbon footprint reduction, and also due to the UK plastic packaging tax which comes into effect in April 2022.
Lindum works with companies across the UK and Europe to greatly reduce the amount of plastic packaging that they use within their packaging operations. Our innovative approach means we can help you reduce your plastic packaging waste and packaging costs through some simple and effective processes:
We can reduce your plastic packaging waste by:
- Analysing your current practices | We look at your current practices in fine detail, and analyse them in order to identify any possible opportunities for improvement
- Optimisation | Optimising your packaging machinery and crucially your packaging materials can bring huge gains to your operations
- Testing | Our latest innovation, our mobile pallet test lab, tests your pallets in order to improve your overall packaging performance. The tests highlight issues and improvements, therefore allowing us to find the optimum way to wrap your pallets – therefore reducing packaging used and resulting in a huge plastic saving.
We helped Iceland Foods Ltd with an 18 tonne reduction in plastic waste and a 42% reduction in packaging costs. Read more about how we helped them here.
Cost effectiveness & impacts of reducing FMCG plastic packaging
The UK Government estimates that 5 million tonnes of plastic is used in the UK every year, nearly half of which is packaging.
With a focus on reducing the packaging plastic used and generated by businesses through mechanisms such as the Packaging Producer Responsibility system and the Plastics Tax, which was introduced in April 2022, it’s not only important that manufacturing businesses reduce their plastic use for the benefit of the environment, but for the benefit of their own profitability too.
We find time and again that pallet stability is a critical element to reducing your plastic packaging usage. Pallets are often overwrapped – with the assumption that more wrap used equates to a better wrapped pallet. But this isn’t the case. Our approach therefore ensures we optimise the products you use currently and test to prove that less plastic packaging can not only result in better pallet stability, but critically will save you money, reduce your plastic packaging usage and CO2 footprint, and cause you less movement in transport issues – such as damages goods that need repacking.
Products for better plastic sustainability
Our industry leading expertise means you will be confident you’re using innovative products that are contributing to your plastic sustainability targets, whilst ensuring optimum packaging performance, while reducing the amount of plastic packaging that you use.
Get in touch to find out how we can help your business reduce plastic packaging to improve efficiency and profits.