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More and more, companies are looking to learn about sustainable packaging alternative as demand for more environmentally friendly options increases. Bunzl’s sustainability program is designed to help educate our customers on reducing their environmental footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions and risks to human and environmentally health.
Use this Playbook to help you evaluate existing packaging materials, explore more sustainable alternatives and determine the best product/purpose fit to maximize performance and minimize environmental impact.
Understanding Plastic Packaging
Decode plastic packaging by learning how to use resin codes to identify different plastic types and how to recycle them, as well as helpful examples of common plastic products.
Sustainable Materials 101
There’s no shortage of alternatives to help reduce the use of plastic. The trick is to understand what the alternatives are, when they represent a greener product choice – and when they may not. What’s trickier is that the terms that describe these alternatives are often used interchangeably, when they have very different meanings.
We break down some of the most common: recyclable, reusable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable and biodegradable in an easy-to-ready chart to help sort through it.