Plastic container with low material requirements / EPRO award for innovation
A new product design from Alpla (Hard / Austria; named “The Simple One” has now won two awards. A special prize from Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA, Vienna; as part of the national “Smart Packaging” award was announced in November 2018, and on 7 March 2019, it received the biennial European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO, Brussels / Belgium; award for innovation. The ceremony took place in London at the “IdentiPlast” ( conference for plastics waste recycling and recovery. The other EPRO award for sustainability this year went to Orkla Home and Personal Care (Oslo / Norway; for its “Jordan Green Clean Toothbrush” made of post-consumer recycled plastics and bio-based filaments.

Alpla’s The Simple One bag weighs up to 60% less than a standard HDPE bottle, which means lower CO2 emissions in the course of production, transport as well as recycling after consumption. It also saves material by forgoing a cap – the bag is instead cut open at the edge when pouring out the contents. The extrusion blow-moulded packaging is produced from a single layer of recyclable HDPE, though multiple layers are also possible. It comes with a stretch sleeve, which eliminates the need for glue and makes the product fully recyclable. The bag is particularly suitable for single-use application in home care products, though it can also be used for refills.

18.03.2019 [242016-0]
Published on 18.03.2019
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