Examples of prevention
  • Telenet
    Decoder box for Telenet

    Telenet modified the cardboard boxes for its decoders and optimized them at various points. The weight decreased by 45%. Eliminating 92% of the plastic packaging previously used, the box now consists of 99% recyclable cardboard of which 90% is recycled. The remaining plastic is of plant origin. The box now also has a built-in handle, so no extra bags are needed for transport to the consumer’s home. The new design also offers a better resistance to pressure during transport.

  • L'Oréal
    Reusable plastic tray

    SICOS uses reusable plastic trays for the logistical bulk packaging of L'Oreal products. The PETG trays that replace the former polystyrene trays are as strong, but 50% lighter and perfectly recyclable after their useful life. External partners recycle worn or damaged trays. The surface of the trays is also smoother, reducing damage during transport.

  • L'Oréal
    Bulk packaging

    SICOS improved the bulk packaging of tube products for L'Oreal. The tubes are no longer grouped in small shrink-wrapped packs, but in cardboard boxes. This completely eliminates the need for plastic film and the energy consumption of the heat-shrink oven. Optimal stacking of the tubes avoids free space in the boxes, saving 31 trips by truck transport to the distribution warehouse.

  • Schütz
    Plastic pallet

    SCHÜTZ improved the reusability of its IBCs by replacing its weakest component. The wooden pallet was replaced by a plastic support, enabling the number of rotations to be significantly increased. Recycling also went up. The used plastic barrels serve as raw material for new plastic pallets. The project also improves stackability and enables storing 25% more per square meter.

  • Sabert Europe
    Disposable plates

    This range of disposable plates consists of 100% bagasse, a fibrous residue from sugar cane. It is therefore a natural material, completely renewable and abundant. Part of the range can also be composted at home.

  • Procter & Gamble
    Bottle for Mr. Proper

    The new Mr. Proper is more concentrated, enabling a reduction in packaging of 50%. To avoid over-consumption—the classic problem of concentrated products—P&G also developed a completely new cap with an auto-stop, which releases exactly one dose in each pouring.

  • Owen-Illinois
    Wine bottle

    Owens-Illinois developed a completely new cork cap for this glass bottle. The cap is named Helix and can easily be removed and replaced by hand by simply turning it. That makes it easier to re-close the bottle after partial consumption, avoiding waste.

  • Ovotherm
    Egg carton

    Ovotherm developed a new egg carton made entirely of recycled PET. The new design is stronger and provides better protection for the eggs, thereby reducing waste.

  • Moonen Packaging
    Tableware for festivals

    This tableware for festivals is made out of residue material from sugar cane, which means it is based on 100% plant material that is renewable and abundant.

  • Monalisa
    Expandable bottle for beverages

    This bottle in plant-based PET was designed to stretch like an accordion. The bottle is sold in its compacted version containing soda in powder form and is then stretched and filled with liquid at the consumer’s home.