Examples of prevention
  • Werner & Mertz Benelux Consumer
    Flasks for cleaning product

    The new Froggy packaging is made out of 80% recycled PET. The instructions on the packaging indicate the correct dose. The company also received a Cradle to Cradle certificate (EPEA).

  • Total
    Plastic bag for wood pellets

    The redesigned bags are made from an innovative material, reducing the thickness of the film by 25%. The innovation also makes the bags stronger, which avoids losses during transport. They can also be produced more quickly and at a lower temperature.

  • The Body Shop
    Perfume bottle

    Traditionally, only non-recycled glass has been used for cosmetics—perfumes in particular—to ensure perfect transparency of the bottles. The Body Shop chose, however, to use 30% recycled glass in its new perfume bottles.

  • The Body Shop
    Tube cap

    The Body Shop has developed a new cap for its cosmetics tubes that is 20% lighter. The Body Shop also avoids—whenever possible—any extra cardboard packaging around the tubes and uses at least 20% recycled material in nearly all of its plastic packaging.

  • 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.

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