Definition – Italpack
Definition 2018-05-03T15:44:29+00:00

Sustainable packaging

Principles:

1. Reusable packaging: The most sustainable packaging is packaging that can be used over and over again.
Italpack has launched a reusable product called Eco Carton that consumer’s can use repeatedly for bulk food products. They can rinse products after use, and refill in their local shops

2. Extending shelf-life: Although packaging always has an environmental impact, it is essential in order to extend a product’s shelf life and reduce food waste.

The environmental impact of food waste if protective packaging were not used, is actually often greater than the negative environmental impacts of the packaging itself

Our approach:
It’s difficult to know what’s most sustainable option is when it comes to packaging
Recycled, recyclable, bio-based, each with a slew of labels. We try to make it simple looking at where our products come from and what happens to them after use.

The Source:
The basis of all our products is cardboard which is made from wood pulp, a 100% renewable resource
To ensure the forests are managed in a sustainable way we offer an FSC certified option for most of our products. 40% of packs produced in 2018 are FSC labelled a percentage we are striving to increase.
Many products do contain a thin plastic coating which is made from non-renewable products. These products are recyclable and frequently recycled.

End of Life
All our products can be recycled where schemes exist for recycling standard gable top packaging (schemes differ from country to country and even city to city in some cases)
EvoCup is available in compostable material, recyclable as normal organic waste