Presented in advance “An additional step on the path to a circular economy” : Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box launches eCompact60 film in 60 micron thick polyethylene (PEE) and EVOH, thus reducing the amount of plastic used to make the bags in its cases. In a development process of more than a year, the leader in the specialty indicates that it relies on newer and more resistant PE resins “Allow for more sustainable packaging without compromising productivity and user experience”. He announced that the 3 liter bag fitted with the Vitop compact tap would reduce the weight of the bottles by 16% and CO2 emissions by 12%. Theory Minode, CEO of Irish Cartoon Producers Subsidiary, reminds us of this launch “The bag-in-box is an environmentally friendly solution that contains less plastic than the packaging of other liquid products.” The Smurfit Kappa bag-in-box has reduced the thickness of its films by 15% over the past fifteen years. The launch of the Witop compact tap also had a positive impact, saving 2.7 tonnes of plastic per million bottles., He adds.
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