ALPLA
Plastic container with low material requirements / EPRO award for innovation
A new product design from Alpla (Hard / Austria; www.alpla.com) named “The Simple One” has now won two awards. A special prize from Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA, Vienna; www.ara.at) 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; www.epro-plasticsrecycling.org) award for innovation. The ceremony took place in London at the “IdentiPlast” (www.identiplast.eu) conference for plastics waste recycling and recovery. The other EPRO award for sustainability this year went to Orkla Home and Personal Care (Oslo / Norway; www.orkla.com) 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 Plasteurope.com [242016-0]
Published on 18.03.2019
Alpla: EPRO Award für originellen KunststoffbehälterGerman version of this article...

© 2001-2019 Plasteurope.com  |  Imprint  |  Privacy

Plasteurope.com is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

News | Polymer Prices | Material Databases | Plastics Exchange | Suppliers Guide | Jobs | Trade Names | Videos | Associations & Institutions | Register | Advertising

PIE – Plastics Information Europe | KI – Kunststoff Information | KunststoffWeb | Plastics Material Exchange | Polyglobe | K-Profi
© 2001-2019 by Plasteurope.com, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 22.07.2019 08:15:01   (Ref: 684022825)
Text and images are subject to copyright and other laws for protection of intellectual property.
Any duplication or distribution in any media as a whole or in parts requires prior written approval by Plasteurope. URL: http://www.plasteurope.com/news/detail.asp