Scrutiny of an organisation’s environmental and packaging impact by government, consumers & environmental groups is taking centre stage. Your customers may have signed up to the UK plastic pact committing themselves to reduce packaging waste. The packaging industry must respond to the requirements of a diverse range of manufacturing sectors.
This includes different technical performance for packaging such as improving product shelf life, protecting product as well as promoting the product. As a manufacturer, you are now under increased pressure to ensure that your packaging strategy meets your customers’ expectations and is also in aligned with your organisation’s sustainability strategy.
The packaging regulations are tightening
The government’s new resources and waste strategy will significantly impact the business cost. According to the new regulation:
With these regulations looming, you must take proactive measures to ensure that you mitigate any environmental and economical risks associated with packaging in your organisation.
Stay ahead of the packaging regulations
Prepare for the risks that are coming ahead to ensure that you are not only complying with government regulations but meeting customer demand and reducing your environmental impact. You will need to understand the environmental impact of your packaging across its life cycle from the raw materials, design to the end of life. Ensuring sustainability principles are used in the early stages of packaging design will help you with a smoother transition ahead of the proposed regulatory changes. Doing so will help identify key opportunities that can be applied to reduce waste, environmental impact and economic risk.
We help organisations in the packaging sector and organisations that are part of the packaging value chain. Our approach is comprehensive as we uncover packaging initiatives that can be achieved by various stakeholders from staff, suppliers and customers.
Take a proactive approach to packaging, get in touch with our packaging experts to learn more.
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