How do you make sure that you’re up to date with your legal requirements regarding the sustainability of your product packaging?
Packaging plays a crucial role in product protection and handling but is often sub-optimal, resulting in unnecessary product damage, excessive cost and environmental impact. Recyclability concerns, in the context of an optimised system, have become a key consideration in recent years, along with finding sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging.
The Eunomia resource efficiency team has over twenty-five years’ experience of taking a holistic perspective on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, taking into account everything from packing line speeds and product protection during distribution to marketing and consumer information requirements.
We also undertake a wide range of strategic work for organisations, enabling them to anticipate changes in the policy landscape and configure their packaging ahead of the competition. Forward-thinking organisations stand to gain from improved brand reputation, more satisfied customers, improved sales (e.g. from better shelf differentiation), reduced compliance and supply chain risk, reduced operational costs, reduced product damages and returns, and lower environmental impact.
Eunomia offers a wide range of services in this area, including:
- Plastic packaging strategies, and the investigation of alternatives;
- Policy studies, including ‘horizon scanning’ of policy landscapes in key markets;
- Producer responsibility compliance assessments;
- Packaging optimisation reviews, including specification (e.g., material selection, gauge);
- Packaging recyclability reviews, including the technical and economic practicalities;
- Packaging concept eco-design;
- Return Transit Packaging (RTP) opportunity reviews;
- Product damage reduction studies (including shock patch tracking);
- Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment; and
- Business case development.
To find out how we can help, contact Mark Hilton.