flexible packaging industry
is looking in various directions at solutions
to improve the
but progress is still very slow.
One of the directions
is leading to
, which offer the opportunity of an
organic recycling process (composting) as additional end of life option.
PLA film can provide several environmental advantages:
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Global consumption 18,1m tons
Growth rate 4,1%
Flexible packaging has proven to be a great solution because it brings several advantages compared
to rigids: lightweight, transport efficiency, packaging performance among many.
As of today,
10% in weight of total consumer packaging
, with a
growth rate of more than 4%. However, there is one aspect where flexible packaging is well behind
many rigid packaging solutions like glass, rigid plastics or metal: recyclability.
Lightweight, multilayer laminates and contamination make recycling flexible packaging technically
and commercially difficult. This means that most of it is either incinerated or, in the worst case,
making packaging more sustainable
It’s made from
Its low thickness,
It can be
chemically as well
Source: PIRA International 2009
(excludes secondary bulk and