Examples of prevention
  • Jindal Films
    Vertical packaging for film rolls

    By placing the roll vertically, which is far more stable, Jindal has removed the need for a pallet and greatly reduced the weight of the protective packaging.

  • Unilever
    Compressed deodorant

    By compressing the aerosol, Unilever has reduced the weight from 16% to 33%. The new packaging uses 20% less aluminium and lowers carbon footprint by 20% per bottle. Thanks to the new spray system, the compressed deodorant lasts as long as the old bottles. This major technological innovation is not covered by a patent and Unilever has therefore opened it up to the entire sector. Thanks to this transparency, the whole sector could benefit from even greater environmental gains.

  • Unilever
    DOVE bottle

    The foam technology has been developed in close collaboration between Unilever, Mucell Extrusion and Alpla. This is the first time this technology has been applied to HDPE bottles. It enables the creation of a foam layer (containing air) sandwiched between two layers of 'solid' HDPE. It remains a mono-material HDPE bottle. The weight has been reduced by over 14% from 21g to 18g. Over a full year and for Europe only, this represents a saving of around 275 tonnes of HDPE. 

  • Carrefour
    Coffee capsules

    The coffee capsules were packed in cardboard boxes of 10, each individually wrapped in a plastic film. They are now in a plastic bag that contains 16 capsules, the weight of which is lower than all the individual packages, and the cardboard box has been eliminated. 

  • Elep
    Light box for envelopes

    Elep has developed a 'light box' to pack 40% more envelopes on a pallet. The packaging cardboard always comes from FSC certified corrugated cardboard.

  • Henkel Belgium
    Fa deordorant

    The packaging for FA 150ml deodorants is now made of 25% recycled aluminium and 75% primary aluminium.

  • Delhaize
    Organic potatoes

    The previous packaging has been replaced by a cardboard 'display' box. The consumer therefore benefits from 100% recycled packaging made of renewable materials (100% FSC certified) with a better storage life.

  • Delhaize
    Grilled sesame seeds in flexible packaging

    Flexible packaging which is lighter, water-resistant and robust, with a special stopper to ensure the correct dose, has been chosen for the entire seed range (8 products). By measuring out precise quantities and ensuring a longer storage life, this packaging leads to less food wastage.

  • Delhaize
    500g organic lemons in net

    The total packaging weight has been reduced by 26.89%. Based on the 2014 sales figures, this reduction represents 2,226 tonnes of less packaging per year.

  • L'Oréal
    Thermoformed tray, without lid with product densification.

    The thermoformed tray no longer needs a lid, which is the first means of weight reduction. The density is higher:  110 items as compared to 80. This brings a second weight reduction per item, or a total saving of 54%. The tray can be reused at least five times.