Multivac, Sustainable Solutions -- May 2019 - 2

Consumers are making decisions about the
products they purchase according to the material they are packaged in. etailers are starting to
make demands of their food manufacturer partners to ensure the foods they carry are sold in
the best-quality, most-sustainable and environmentally conscious packaging material possible.
And food manufacturers are passing on those
requests and demands to packaging-equipment
companies to deliver.

egulatory influence

Plastic waste and plastic pollution around the
world have caused the re-evaluation of packaging technologies and the further development of
more sustainable packaging options.
overnment regulations around the globe are
forcing companies throughout the food produc-

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tion system to sit up and make changes in the
name of environmental sustainability. In order to
stay ahead of new laws and regulations, packaging companies are ge ng more innovative
in how they're deploying sustainable packaging
solutions.
In early 2018 , the E uropean Union proposed a
ban on single-use plastic items such as plastic
straws, plates, cutlery and drink stirrers that are
responsible for a large amount of the world's ocean
and waterway pollution. While the proposal has
yet to be approved and, even if approval is years
from taking effect, it has forced companies to take
notice and start working on alternative solutions
now. overnments and consumers are starting
to make demands now, so packaging companies
like MULTIVAC are moving ahead with sustainable
alternatives.
"The U directive clearly emphasi es on the
implementation of a circular economy for the
plastics industry in urope, which not only refers
to packaging but also other sectors," says Valeska
au , Vice President of Corporate Marketing for
MULTIVAC roup. "The directive will be translated
into national law which will definitively have an
impact on the packaging industry. Currently, the
packaging industry is heavily investing in developing alternative concepts in order to be able to fulfill



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