Design for recyclability
Striving to lower environment impact of our packaging through design focused on recyclability, lightweighting and freight optimization still being fit-for-purpose.
Continously pushing to incorporate more and more post-industrial resin & recycled resin into our production range - lowering demand on raw material resources.
We are at customer side to advise, develop concepts and implement processes including our support in all aspects of sustainability. Together with our customers, we will help their portfolio to be more sustainable.
Working in tandem with domestic and global manufacturing partners that invest in research and development, continuous improvements in facilities, processes, and equipment that provide a sustainable packaging solutions.
At Balproma, we want to contribute to more sustainable future for our planet and are working to do more to support the delivery UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Presently, we have focused our effort on specific goals that most closely align with our current business strategy and purpose.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production at Balproma encompasses sustainability throughout supply chains, industrial operations, product design, materials’ selections and recyclability of product.
SDG 17: Global cooperation with production units, universities, startup companies and other partners in order to promote a more sustainable world.
A new generation of biodegradable films giving a remarkable contribution to improving sustainability of modern packaging.
Sustainable packaging films are made of 100% PLA resin (Poly-Lactic-Acid is obtained from corn or other startch/sugar sources) designed to cover a wide range of food and non-food packaging applications, using existing converting and packaging technologies. Packaging is fully compostable and has similar mechanical and optical properties as conventional, flexible plastic packaging, including:transparency, flexibility, sealing strength and durability.
Did you know…
Flexible packaging is more sustainable than people realise. It consumes less energy and fewer natural resources than many other forms of packaging.
Paper bags generate 70% more air pollution than plastic bags.
Paper bags generate 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags.
Take 91% less energy to recycle 0,5kg of plastic than it takes to recycle 0,5kg of paper.
More than 4 times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as it does to manufacture a plastic bag.
2000 plastic bags weigh 13,6 kg, 2000 paper bags weigh 126 kg. Thus, it requires fewer lorries for transportation, using less fuel and creating less emissions.
The latter of paper bags takes a lot more landfill space than plastic bags.
Only 4% of global oil production is used for plastics and it is estimated that packaging accounts for only 1,5% of oil and gas use. Thus, plastic packaging is not major drain on our natural resources.