Companies in Europe are becoming increasingly aware of environmental protection and sustainability. This includes not only the products they manufacture, but also the packaging these products come in. But what material is best for making sustainable, recyclable packaging? How often can it be reused? What savings can be achieved through packaging design? The answers to these and many other questions are at the focus of the new whitepaper from Faller Packaging: “When packed, then sustainable: Fulfil tomorrow’s requirements with fibre-based pharmaceutical packaging”.
The European Green Deal obligates all 27 Member States of the EU to achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. By 2030, all packaging from manufacturers must consist exclusively of recyclable material. These requirements are increasing the pressure on companies and have made sustainability an integral part of EU policymaking. The impact on the packaging industry is especially big. Packaging for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products must not only meet the requirements of consumers, pharmacists and medical professionals, it must protect the environment and conserve resources.
Faller Packaging recognises its responsibility when it comes to sustainability. As a manufacturer of customised pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging, it offers highly reliable fibre-based secondary packaging made of recyclable cardboard and paper. These solutions have a decisive advantage over packaging made of plastic: they are based on wood, a renewable raw material. Faller produces a wide range of folding cartons, labels and leaflets that are recyclable and resource-saving.
The challenges connected with environmentally friendly pharmaceutical packaging are described in Faller’s latest whitepaper, “When packed, then sustainable: Fulfil tomorrow’s requirements with fibre-based pharmaceutical packaging.” The whitepaper explains the advantages of secondary packaging made of fibre-based materials and highlights specific solutions for achieving sustainability. It can be downloaded for free here.
A big topic
The experts at Faller Packaging also focused on this topic in a webinar series called “Sustainable Pharma Packaging” that was held in September 2022. During these compact online events, the participants learned the details of various packaging projects, including selection of materials, resource-saving product design and supply chain optimisation.
Sustainable packaging solutions were also a key topic at the CPhI trade fair, which was held in Frankfurt in early November. Faller Packaging and Rotzinger presented their jointly developed Eco Save Pack for fragile products and plastic-free packaging inlays, among other innovations. This high-quality packaging made by paper injection moulding is 100 percent dimensionally stable, sustainable and biodegradable, making it one of the industry’s most environmentally friendly packaging solutions. “After a rather slow start on account of the holidays in some German states, the trade fair quickly picked up speed,” says Mathias Felber, Vice President for Business. “We were happy to encounter such a high degree of interest in our products and enjoyed the lively discussions that ensued.”
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