Industrial Packaging Group SA and Treffpack Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
announce the creation of
PACKAGING ALLIANCE EUROPE SA
We are excited to be present at Packaging Innovations 25 & 26 May 2022 in Birmingham! We will be showcasing our solutions for Wines & Spirits as well as for Personal Care. Visit us on stand G96 and talk with our experts about the ideal packaging solution for your product.
Get in touch for more information: T +44 141 339 55 00
As part of our strategic priority to help customers transition to a circular economy, we have added this interesting packaging solution to our range. This solution is reusable and – thanks to its monomaterial PP composition – fully recyclable through the regular household plastics recycling streams.
The rechargeable roll-on can be used for deodorants, lotions and skincare and can be made of virgin or recycled PP.
This alternative to single use disposable systems is available in two shapes: classic and curved. Decoration possibilities are endless to suit your branding needs.
We invite you to send us your branding guidelines and we’ll provide you with realistic renderings showing what your finalised circular roll-on will look like!
Feel free to contact us: T +32 2 454 14 11 /
Contributing to a CIRCULAR ECONOMY is one of our group’s top priorities. Today, together with Flemish ministers Hilde Crevits and Zuhal Demir, GAASCH PACKAGING signed the "Green Deal Anders Verpakt" or "Green Deal Differently Packed". Together with more than 80 other leading companies and organisations, we commit to reduce the amount of single-use packaging in Flanders by 15,000 tons, which is equivalent to 300 million units. We hereby commit to actively support projects that give the consumer more choice to avoid buying single-use packaging and to opt for products that are packaged 'differently'.
WHY THIS GREEN DEAL?
More and more single-use packaging is coming onto the market. In the last 10 years, the amount of household disposable packaging increased by 10%. The total weight of single-use packaging for consumer goods was estimated at over 900,000 tons per year in Belgium in 2019.
"Today we are joining forces to reduce this mountain of waste. The transition to a circular economy is one of the top priorities within Flemish policy," explains Flemish Minister of Economy and Innovation Hilde Crevits. "The entire chain is involved: from suppliers and shops to experts in circular products. The social aspect of this Green Deal is not unimportant either: the projects offer extra work in the social economy. For example, more and more sheltered workplaces develop capabilities for cleaning, quality control and refilling of packaging."
PREVENTION AND REUSE ARE CENTRAL
In a circular economy, material cycles are closed as much as possible to avoid the use of primary raw materials and to reuse materials and products for as long as possible. "Recycling is good, but reusing or even leaving out packaging completely is better", says Flemish Minister of the Environment Zuhal Demir. "Today we are already the European leader in recycling. With this Green Deal, we want to reinforce our ambition to play an exemplary role in reuse as well. Together with various leading companies, we want to convince consumers to disregard single-use packaging and switch to reusable alternatives. In this way, we can significantly reduce our waste mountain. Not only the environment will benefit, but so will our wallets," Demir says.
NEED FOR NEW SOLUTIONS
Because single-use packaging is often developed for a specific product, it is not always easy to change this packaging to a reusable alternative or to get rid of it altogether. This often requires rethinking the entire business model. There are uncertainties regarding the effective reduction of the environmental impact, customer acceptance, financial consequences for the company, additional workload, consequences for product protection and quality, and so on.
Nevertheless, there are examples that show it can be done and there is an increasing ambition within the distribution chain to make packaging more sustainable. By cooperating with knowledge centres and pioneering companies, this Green Deal should offer the participating companies an answer to their pertinent questions regarding the prevention and reuse of packaging. Together, we are looking for solutions that will reduce the environmental impact of packaged goods. The concrete projects put theory into practice.
GAASCH PACKAGING is nominated for the Family Business Award of Excellence® 2022 organised by EY, De Tijd, L’Echo, BNP Paribas Fortis, FBN Belgium and Guberna. Next to GAASCH PACKAGING, the nominees are Nelissen Steenfabrieken and Spaas Kaarsen. The 2022 winner will be announced on 22 March.
“With the Family Business Award of Excellence®, we want to honour the family businesses in our country, because family businesses are the engine of our economy, they provide the necessary continuity. GAASCH PACKAGING, Nelissen Steenfabrieken and Spaas Kaarsen are all fine examples of sustainable family entrepreneurship that we should cherish," says Eric Van Hoof, partner at EY and responsible for the family business division. "We also want to encourage family businesses to share their experiences and best practices with their peers, both in terms of good governance and social engagement, and in terms of conveying the passion for business," says Eric Van Hoof.
The ‘Family Business Award of Excellence®’
The 'Family Business Award of Excellence® - Sustainable entrepreneurship across generations' rewards family businesses that excel in corporate and family governance, in the vision and maintenance of family values, in the creation and transfer of value across generations, in communication and in social engagement. Rather than a competition, the Award aims to be a guideline for best practices.
The members of the jury are:
Impressive list of winners
This year's laureate joins the following list: Cartamundi (2020), Duvel Moortgat (2019), SIPEF (2018), Vandersanden Group (2017), La Lorraine Bakery Group (2016), Reynaers Aluminium (2015) en Cosucra (2014).