A ‘little-by-little’ adjustment approach to reduce plastic packaging, known as lightweighting, is proving popular with big and small companies alike. A new guide, launched by Selig this week, shows food and beverage producers the potential of lightweighting and how, when combined with induction heat sealing, it can help deliver significant plastic packaging reductions, quickly and easily.
Lightweighting is a tried and tested method for reducing food and drink packaging but when combined with induction heat sealing, the results can be significant: key dairy producers have seen a 24% reduction in the weight of their plastic packaging. The guide discusses the environmental and cost benefits of lightweighting and how induction heat sealing can actually improve the overall consumer experience is not affected when using plastic reduced packaging.
John Brown, Vice President Business Development at Selig comments: ““Manufacturers all want to do our part to make changes to avert the potential disaster of there being more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050[i]. One of the ways of doing this is through ‘lightweighting’ packaging. We are finding that this approach, combined with our induction heat sealing technology, is having a significant impact, offering food, beverage and pharmaceutical providers ways to improve their sustainability credentials in these tough economic times.”
For more information on how induction heat sealing and lightweighting can be combined to deliver cost and environmental benefits, why not download Selig’s new guide here.