Thanks to our own R&D department and researchers worldwide, we are learning more and more about sustainable development. In the field of packaging we have already made great strides, but there is always room for improvement. That is why we have drawn up our own prevention plan to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging and the amount of packaging per kilogram of packaged product. Daarom stelden we een eigen preventieplan op voor het verminderen van de milieu-impact van onze verpakkingen en de hoeveelheid verpakking per kilogram verpakt product.
For example, the use of a thinner plastic film for the 25 kg and 20 kg bags has allowed us to save 14% plastic per bag, without losing strength and quality. Our packaging bags can also be fully recycled after use. In addition, the wrapping of our product pallets is entirely computer controlled, which allows us to maximize the elasticity of the plastic and optimize the number of turns per pallet. Thank to this automated process and the use of a thinner film, we save 40% of plastic each year.
Another application resulting from our packaging prevention plan is our spreader box for fertilisers and lawn and flower seeds. This package has been awarded both a Belux and a European award! Where we used to pack our fertilisers and seeds in a plastic bag before putting them in a cardboard box, we launched an innovative spreader box at the end of 2017. It is more convenient for the consumer and better for the environment, because:
Thanks to the spreader boxes, we save 3,7 tons of plastic every year!