Quadpack has made a commitment to recycling, replacing, reducing and reusing packaging materials through its RePack strategy.
The strategy is reportedly based on the 4Rs of resource management. The company is aiming to ensure that every one of its packaging solutions embodies at least one of the 4Rs while encompassing all of them is the ultimate goal.
According to Quadpack, the RePack Strategy includes:
- Recycle—Quadpack is committed to the development of products that are easily disassembled and recycled. Glass, PP, PET and PCR components, as well as mono-material packs, in which all parts are made from the same material, are being increasingly adopted.
- Reduce—Either by launching lighter versions of traditional packaging or developing new products that require less material, Quadpack is consistently investing in high-quality packaging with reduced material usage. Lighter glass bottles and weight-reduced plastic jars are examples of successfully reduced products.
- Replace—Through research and development, Quadpack is opting for more renewable, biodegradable and recycled materials, replacing fossil-based components. Wood sourced from sustainably-managed forests, ocean waste plastic and bio-based, microplastics-free material (Sulapac) are some of the rising stars of this replacement strategy.
- Reuse—As part of its commitment to extending the lifecycle of packaging, Quadpack is investing in refillable solutions that enhance sustainability, reduce waste and minimize carbon footprint. Wood and glass components that can be easily reused and repurposed are important elements of its design and product development.