We’ve said before that the term “biodegradable” is actually an attractive way of saying “send to landfill” and the latest news from the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) backs this up – they are calling for the term “biodegradable” to be wiped from packaging descriptions to stop confusion over how items can be disposed of
We have many environmental issues to face up to as we move into 2019; plastic in our oceans, raising further awareness of correct recycling practices for recyclable materials, reducing the amount of waste we as a nation put into landfill, and now also the fact that gel polymer is looking set to become the new “fat cake” in our sewers.
Our awareness as a nation needs to grow when it comes to our “throwaway” culture and grabbing drinks in plastic bottles to have on the go. Biodegradable bottles will go some way to addressing the issue, but do the real problems lie in the way we are marketed to?
Introducing Recycle-Air® – our revolutionary packaging liner that is not only 100% recyclable, but is also made with up to 15% recycled content, giving it huge eco-credentials as it weighs into the Hydropac line up! Need to know more? Visit us online or give us a call on 01494 530 182 for further info
We’ve seen the word “biodegradable” popping up a lot of late! It sounds good, but it is really just a better way of saying “still goes to landfill”. “Recycling” continues to be the new buzzword across the UK and here at Hydropac we’re making sure we push this ethos moving forward!
In our efforts to keep cool this Summer, we’ve been innovative with our very own Ice Packs and Ice Mats and we think we’ve come up with great alternative reuses for end customers. We know they’re recyclable but that doesn’t mean they can only be used once! The gift that just keeps on giving….
Here at Hydropac we supply both compact packaging that you assemble upon receipt/requirement (such as our Reflective Air Bags ) and rigid, pre-assembled packaging (such as our Polystyrene Boxes ) – there are pros and cons to both, but self-assembly packaging is certainly leading the game of late!
Hydropac are now a member of Sedex, the world’s largest collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily. We consider collaborative relationships a necessity and being a member of Sedex simply re-affirms that message.
There are many well known food brands that we recognise purely on the strength of their logo and packaging; knowing the brand and being attracted by the packaging make half the battle in persuading a consumer to pick your product off the shelf, so it’s key to consider this when looking to design new packaging.