The plastics have formed our lives and they will still form our future.
Nowadays, the plastics are present in an indefinite choice of products and applications, helping us to save energy, reduce CO2 emission, as well as water and food usage. They contribute significantly in fulfilling the idea of the closed circuit, in safety and health care. However, using fully the potential of these incredible materials will not be possible until we all take care of challenges related to plastic packaging End of Life.
OUR INVOLVEMENT IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Masterchem Logoplast commits to manufacture products which are fully recyclable or reusable. Our materials are store in a closed circuit if only it is possible.
I dispose of packaging in a correct recycle bin
Wastes are transported
An R-PET preform is made in factory
I buy a product
Wastes are processed into regranulate and delivered to Masterchem Logoplaste
A new packaging is manufactured of R-PET
Wastes are sorted
In Masterchem Logoplaste we do it as early as at the beginning of our path. We recycle and reprocess post-production wastes. What are such wastes? They are packages often having small quality defects which do not influence their functionality. At the beginning the wastes are sorted, then they goes to the internal grinding system where they are processed into a PET flake and delivered to a recycling company. It returns to us in a form of regranulate which will be used to manufacture new, strong materials.
WE WORK TODAY FOR BETTER TOMORROW
By 2023, 25% of our production will be made of sustainable PET materials
Sustainable packaging is a part of our present. We offer:
HOW TO DESIGN IN ORDER TO RECYCLE?
Ecological and well-thought-out packaging design is a main factor allowing the process of packaging recycling. As much as 80% of the product impact on the environment is determined by the designing stage The remained elements of the recycling process are sorting, technological possibilities of sorting the waste and functioning recycling techniques.
One of the most important rules of ecodesigning plastic packaging is using light colours in their manufacturing. Packaging which is black or of very dark colours based on a “carbon black” pigment can disorientate intelligent sorting machines, resulting in lowering the recycling level.
A good design practice advises using, among others, mono-material packaging, so that the plastics could circulate. All additional elements related to the packaging should be manufactured of compatible polymers and materials.
Be careful with minimisation – the smaller the packaging, the more difficult it can be to catch it in the sorting processes.
Let’s reduce the packaging’s weight – in spite of the lower weight, plastic packaging easily fulfils all functional requirements, e.g. in terms of transport hygiene and safety. Nowadays, no other packaging material has such properties.
Let’s use recycled PET plastic.
Let’s optimise packaging’s shape so that it allows full use of the product in it.
Let’s avoid all shrink sleeve labels on the whole surface of the packaging and let’s use label adhesives which can be separated at the recycling processes stage. Planning the choice of a label, let’s choose between those made of: paper, where adhesive used dissolves in contact with warm water; the same plastic as the rest of packaging, which will not disrupt the recycling process; foil made fully or in a significant proportion of recycled plastics.
Let’s remember about the code indicating recyclability for various products including packaging. This sign is a graphic form of the manufacturer’s declaration of fulfilling requirements in terms of recyclability of the material.