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How to improve the sustainable development level of industrial packaging

with the increasing attention of consumers to environmental protection, sustainable development has also become an important factor affecting the development of packaging enterprises in the next 10 years. In addition, more and more industrial packaging users have set their own sustainable development goals and hope to reduce the impact of their business and supply chain on the environment through effective means

as a leading global supplier of industrial packaging products and services with environmental awareness, Greif has tested a variety of ways to reduce the environmental impact of industrial packaging, including lightweight packaging, the oxidation and coking of recycled hydraulic oil during long-term work, refurbishment services, and recycling support services

lightweight packaging

Griff has carried out a series of life cycle assessments of its various industrial packaging, such as steel, plastic and fiber barrels, medium bulk containers, plastic barrels and flexible container bags. Through analysis, it is found that the environmental protection performance of most industrial packaging is closely related to the amount of materials used. In other words, the use of lightweight packaging helps to reduce carbon emissions in the supply chain and its impact on the environment

the lightweight of industrial packaging can reduce the negative impact of products on the environment from the following four aspects. First, only a small amount of initial raw materials need to be produced; Second, reduce the energy conversion in the packaging production process; Third, reduce the energy consumption of packaging during transportation; Fourth, reduce the waste generated by packaging at the end of its life cycle, thereby reducing the amount of materials that need to be recycled and treated

at present, lightweight industrial packaging is mainly divided into plastic and steel packaging. For example, Griff tested the performance of a lightweight 55 gallon steel drum commonly used in industrial liquid packaging. They started with the standard steel barrel with a thickness of 1.00mm and a weight of 17.5kg, and then gradually reduced the thickness to 0.8 or 0.7mm, which can also meet the packaging needs of lubricants and other products. Moreover, the weight of the packaging barrel made of this thin steel is only 13kg, which can save 25% of the steel than the standard steel barrel

similar to steel drums, the advantages of lightweight packaging are also reflected in the field of plastic drums. For example, a packaging container named nexdrum launched by Griff company requires about 15% less raw materials than standard plastic barrels. It adopts innovative injection welding technology, which can reduce the consumption of raw materials without affecting the performance and stability of the packaging barrels

through more in-depth research, Griff company also found that many environmental impact factors, including carbon dioxide emissions, can be controlled by reducing the weight of packaging. In addition to steel drums and plastic drums, other types of industrial packaging are also applicable to this principle

renovation and recycling

if professional treatment and recycling can be achieved, many industrial packaging can be renovated and reused. To revitalize the used packaging, we need to recycle it and carry out a series of cleaning and recycling procedures. Although this process will also emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide to the environment, it can prolong the life cycle of packaging and reduce the burden of raw materials on the environment during transportation. Therefore, we can draw a conclusion that renovation can reduce the impact of most industrial packaging on the environment. High work efficiency take a common 55 gallon steel barrel as an example, the carbon dioxide emitted by refurbishing it only accounts for 20% of the total carbon dioxide emitted by a new barrel in the whole life cycle

in order to make industrial packaging solve the problem of blank homogenization and 1. With the improvement of chemical properties of polymers and the reconstruction and reuse of design problems more convenient and cost-effective, recycling service providers must recycle empty packages nearby and deliver them to treatment plants. They can improve recycling efficiency and obtain high-quality recycled packaging by establishing large recycling networks covering Europe and North America


in addition to lightweight and renovation, effective reuse of industrial packaging can also reduce its negative impact on the environment

most industrial steel packaging is 100% recyclable, and many industrial plastic packaging products can also be broken and used as raw materials for industrial pallets or other PCR resin products. Since most industrial packaging is made of single materials or single material components, it is easy to recycle, and the recycling limit of such materials is relatively high. However, because rigid industrial packaging is always used to transport sensitive products including chemical or toxic substances, people need to safely and innocuously treat each packaging component, and recycle, clean and break it with a professional attitude

through cooperation with recycling service providers, enterprises can properly collect and clean the packaging before breaking and recycling raw materials, so as to minimize the residue on the packaging

both economic and environmental benefits

implementing better environmental protection measures in the field of industrial packaging will not increase the economic burden of enterprises, but also help them save more costs. Lightweight packaging, renovation and recycling of industrial packaging can not only produce considerable economic benefits, but also create good environmental benefits, which will bring more value to the enterprises using these packaging. The energy saved by lightweight packaging and packaging renovation is the most important component of packaging production cost; The recycling and recycling of packaging can enable enterprises to earn profits by selling steel or plastic fragments

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