Eco-friendly packaging Solutions

Proposing more eco-friendly packaging solutions which do not compromise design, availability but also performance is the challenge facing Pont and which has led us to a position of having the largest range of sustainable packaging to offer. Whether it is recycled PET, recycled HDPE or bio HDPE, Pont is offering you the opportunity to get the sustainable version of your actual petrol based packaging. And of course, since the start of Pont in 1906, glass products remain amongst the best alternatives being almost endlessly recyclable.

<span>Eco-friendly packaging</span> Solutions
<span>Eco-friendly packaging</span> Solutions
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R-PET

From the classic Alpha Sirop bottle to the widely used Petpacker, the range of packaging in recycled PET available at Pont has been widely extended. Although selecting a transparent PET product is highly recommended for optimising the recycling process, we can supply these items in any colour of your choice (some based on MOQ’s). We’d be happy to advise on the best design options for recycling.

The availability of food-grade rPET material is somewhat limited and could result in material shortages in the future, so it should be used efficiently.

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R-HDPE

Sturdy, versatile and offering a wide range of applications, recycled HDPE is a great alternative to its petrol based version for non-food related use as today it is not available with food grade certification. A big advantage is that the colour does not affect the recyclability, as long as the colour is detectable. Consider using lighter colours, as darker shades can affect a discolouration of the recyclate.

Currently, the colours containing Carbon black pigment are not detectable by near-infra red machineries and they are not recycled. Technical solutions will shortly be available.

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Bio-based HDPE

An eco-friendly option as it is entirely recyclable within the actual sorting/recycling process and it comes from renewable resources which do not affect food production. Bio-based HDPE offers great performance and is ideal when used with a hinge guard cap. Pont can offer a wide variety of packaging solutions in this material. However, it’s a relatively new production process with more production sites currently being built to increase the overall availability of raw material in the coming years. Currently, the material is readily available, but the demand is increasing continuously which could result in raw material tensions on the market.

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Glass

The original recyclable material, Glass! Produced from sand, glass is a material which can be recycled almost endlessly and the recycling process requires less energy than producing virgin glass. A master choice if it works for your products!

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Light weight versions in HDPE/PET

Weight reduction of a product is an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic used in your packaging and therefore, reduce the environmental impact but a balance must be achieved to retain the properties and resilience of the packaging. Particularly important for products running on an automatic closing line so that the force of the torque does not damage the cap or container, Pont can assist with the trialing process.

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Due to the rapid evolution of the sustainability into the packaging sector as well as local differences of recycling processes and law, information provided within this document are for information only.
We advise you to check your local regulation’s update.