Responsible Packaging: An Insight from Packman Packaging On Post-Consumer Recycled Content

Today arrival of winters in northern India, especially in Delhi NCR cities is linked with rising air pollution levels. The trouble of breathing has made every individual become extremely aware of the issue of pollution. This has triggered a large percentage of Indian consumers to turn extremely conscious about friendly measures that their surrounding environment is adopting.

In such a scenario, for every business, responsible packaging should be a goal and a priority. Indian end consumers are now not only looking for quality packaging that suitably protects their products but is also eco-conscious too.

Packman Packaging is one the pioneer packaging company in India that strongly focus on responsible packaging.

Talking on the topic, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder & Director of India’s Packman Packaging shares, “When we talk about responsible packaging it means we want to consider the environmental impact of our packaging. The main use of packaging is to get the product to the end-user in good condition. The right packaging will protect the product from drying, breaking or loss of aroma and responsible packaging will add that there is no environment damaging waste -during the manufacturing of the package and after use of the package”.

Packman shares the gist of their responsible packaging activities with their esteemed clients. Here are Packman Packaging’s responsible packaging steps.

Packman Packaging seek raw materials that reduce the environmental impacts of its products and decrease reliance on virgin resources.

Packman used tonnes of raw materials in the year 2019, composed mainly of polymers, fibers metals, and liquids. Packman Packaging selects the raw materials that go into their packaging based on its ability to protect the product and their ability to minimize the environmental footprint of the packaging.

Post-consumer recycled or (PCR) materials are feasible and valuable input for manufacturers like Packman Packaging who are functioning to limit the environmental impacts of their packaging.

These materials usually, have a less carbon footprint than virgin materials. By upping the usage of PCR materials also lends support to the development of a more robust recycling infrastructure by showing a steadily rising demand for recyclers. The recyclers, in return, can surely invest in increased capacity when there is a reliable and economically feasible end-market for their materials.

Manufacturers of glass and aluminum packaging have said their materials are infinitely recyclable. At the same time, they say how plastic polymer chains diminish during the recycling process, which limits the number of times they can be successfully recycled.

Though the polymer claim is theoretically prompt, this is not an issue nowadays. It is proved that plastics can be recycled successfully several times. In most cases, recycled plastics are mixed with virgin plastics (for instance, 25% to 50% PCR resin with virgin resin), that assists to control the performance and quality of the finished plastic packaging product.