Sustainability
 
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Environmental Statement

The way Taghleef Industries is a sustainable and future oriented packaging supplier

 
Consider the facts:
 
Raw Materials
  • Polypropylene polymer consists of non-toxic molecules made up of only carbon and hydrogen atoms;
  • Taghleef Industries is also using a new range bioplastic raw material obtained from corn starch or sugar cane that is 100 % compostable – i.e. derived from polylactic acid (PLA);
  • All raw materials used by Taghleef Industries’ production sites comply with the Food Contact regulations of the United States, the European Community and Australia. Information regarding compliance with other world standards is available upon request.
 
Film Manufacture and Logistics
  • Our film is coextruded by a clean and simple method without the use of process chemicals and without the need for coatings;
  • Waste film generated during manufacture is either collected and regranulated as part of the production process, or sold for other applications (e.g. garden furniture).
 
Film Use
  • Coextruded BoPP films contain no toxic substances and Taghleef Industries films comply with the United States, European Community and Australian regulations for polypropylene packaging films in food contact applications;
  • There is no doubt that over-engineered packaging makes no sense from an environmental point of view, but several studies have confirmed packaging is necessary and far better than no packaging (less food waste, longer shelf life, more efficient distribution, to name just a few advantages). The challenge is to find the right balance between resources invested in packaging manufacturing and the ones saved thanks to its performance.
  • Transparent and opaque BoPP films demonstrate that they have effective moisture barrier properties, achieved without coatings. The coextrusion process also provides superb sealing characteristics to produce secure hermetically sealed packs, avoiding product spoilage and waste.
  • The range of bio-based, compostable and biodegradable BoPLA packaging films branded NATIVIA® is being used as an alternative to oil-based plastics, thanks to its environmental benefits;
  • Our process capability improvements have contributed to a reduction in the weight of film used in packaging applications by delivering lightweight films as thin as 15 microns;
  • Development of new high-yielding, cavitated, high opacity opaque products has also allowed reduction of package weights without compromising marketing appeal.
 
Recycling
  • Flexible packaging has proven to be a great solution because it brings several advantages compared to rigid ones: lightweight, transport efficiency, packaging performance among many. However, there is one aspect where flexible packaging is well behind many rigid packaging solutions like glass, rigid plastics or metal: recyclability. Lightweight, multilayer lamination and contamination make recycling flexible packaging technically and commercially difficult. This means that most of it is either incinerated or, in the worst case, landfilled.
  • BoPP film, whether transparent, white or metallised can also be cleaned, recycled and reprocessed into products for many different new applications where facilities for these processes exist.
  • Other solutions to improve the recycling rate are constantly sought. One of the directions has lead to compostable materials, which offer the opportunity of an organic recycling process (composting) as an additional end-of-life option. PLA film can provide several environmental advantages:
    • It is made from renewable resources;
    • Its low thickness, mechanical and sealing properties provide good weight/performance ratio;
    • It can be mechanically, chemically as well as organically recycled.
 
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency is another key priority at Taghleef Industries
Over the years, Ti has implemented various Energy Saving projects to decrease significantly the energy consumption of its sites.
 
Water Consumption
Water is also an important and vital priority; constant efforts are made on a daily basis to contribute to decrease water consumption.