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Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The pressure is on all brand owners to seek alternative packaging solutions that look after the environment. This can be a difficult task that can cost, and take up valuable time. With this in mind, Rapeak has taken responsibility and ownership of such a task.

As a future-thinking company inspired by looking after the environment. Sustainability is at the forefront of Raepak’s UK operations. Supplying packaging solutions on a global scale means we must be proactive and start making a difference today.

100% Recyclable Dispensing Pumps

The introduction of 100% recyclable dispensing pumps is a fantastic start for ant product that needs a recyclable dispensing solution. This is a world-first, as dispensing pumps are made with several plastic types. This causes problems for recycling plants across developed countries.

Consumers can now recycle the dispensing pump as part of the whole packaging solution. This is fantastic news for brand owners and local county councils in the UK.

The Dosing Cap

The launch of the dosing cap is already under development. This is a perfect solution to offer concentrated volumes, reduce water consumption and plastic waste. The cap allows liquid to be dispensed at the correct dosage. This little revolution means packaging can now be smarter. Concentration of liquids has many other advantages including smaller packaging design, lighter in weight and less to dispose of.

Airless Containers

Airless containers are composed of 1 unit which can contain the liquid contents. The airless containers dispense with the use of air pressure; forcing the liquid contents out through the top dispenser unit.

These containers are now 100% recyclable. Before, several plastics were being used in the manufacturing process. This causes a problem in the recycling chain. Airless containers are also very light and have a premium finish.

Biopolymer Containers

The creation of the biopolymer containers also gives brand owners sustainable options. Polymers are derived from natural sources such as sugarcane. This means the extraction of oil is unnecessary and helps the control of reducing the plastic packaging carbon footprint. Biopolymers are 100% renewable, can be used to create most types of containers, and 100% recyclable.

Plastic Containers

Raepak offers a huge variety of plastic containers. 90% of which are 100% recyclable. Some of the cosmetic packaging samples are still being worked on. This will make them sustainable in the future. However, HDPE, PET, SAN and a few other plastics used by the packaging expert team at Raepak; are 100% recyclable. This means consumers can put empty containers directly into the recycling chain.

Recycling facilities use a ‘washing’ process that can pull out any metals or non-plastics elements. Used plastics are then heated up and combined. The end product is called PCR (Post Consumer Regrind) which are formed into small pellets. These pellets can be used in the creation of new packaging by the manufacture and distributors.

Do you own a brand in the packaging industry and looking to go 100% recyclable with your bottle and pumps? Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint and show off to your customers that you are a responsible brand? Would you like to become more sustainable and help become part of a cleaner recyclable chain and offer your customers a cleaner future?

If this sounds like you – please get in touch today.

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Phil Edwards

Phil is a senior account manager at Raepak with a lifetime of experience in the packaging industry. Phil specialises in dispensing pumps and cosmetic jars. His vast knowledge takes him all over the world which helps clients get their product to market. Phil is always busy and his desk is packed with new and exciting product ranges. Phil loves the outdoors and enjoys camping with the family. He is also keen on reading and keeping fit.

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