Manupackaging gets companies to recycle

In order to make packaging processes more sustainable, Manupackaging has established a close-the-loop system for stretch film.
With the new partner programme, Manupackaging is incentivising companies from all industries to collect used stretch film, compact it and return it via recycling companies contracted by Manupackaging.

Manupackaging recycles the used stretch film and converts it into new stretch film.

With the closed-loop system, savings of 30 to 60 percent in virgin plastic material are possible.
Manupackaging is a pioneer in sustainability, as Managing Director Massimo Moroni explains: “We produce specially developed films with recycled content, which saves 30 to 60 percent of new plastic material. The recycled content includes up to 60 per cent, of which 30 per cent is internal recyclate (from waste from our own production) and 30 per cent is external material that customers return to us.”

Partner programme for a true circular economy

With the partner programme, the company has now launched a close-the-loop system to combat plastic waste in the tertiary packaging sector. Dr. Isabell Stolte, Head of Research, Development and Innovation of the company emphasises: “Remuneration, saving of storage space, reduction of disposal costs and improvement of our own sustainability statistics make our partner programme so interesting. After all, the use of resources such as energy, water and other raw materials is also lower when recycled material is reused than when new plastic granulate is processed. This results in significantly lower CO2 emissions.

Companies benefit from the close-the-loop system

This offers numerous advantages for the collecting companies: On the one hand, the return of the film is remunerated or, in the case of customer companies, provided with discounts in the double-digit range. The film does not have to be produced by Manupackaging; the company can also integrate films from other manufacturers into its recycling process. Companies that participate in the

close-the- loop system improve their own sustainability statistics in the packaging and transport sector and demonstrate their environmental commitment.

 Another argument for participation is the saving of storage space. After all, if the stretch film is compressed, this results in significantly more storage space, which is usually scarce. In addition, the disposal costs for film waste are reduced. Last but not least, films that contain at least 30 per cent recycled material can avoid the plastic tax that is already levied in some European countries, such as England and Spain.

The compacting machines required for compression can be leased or even purchased cost-effectively with a volume contract through Manupackaging.