Examples of prevention
  • Carrefour Belgium
    PET blister for pastry

    The new plastic packaging is 20% thinner and contains 70% recycled PET. The different formats are better adapted to the products and ensure fewer empty spaces. The optimized ventilation ensures better preservation and avoids product waste. Thanks to perforations, the packaging can be easily torn apart after use, reducing the volume of waste.

  • Cardiff
    Barrel with double bag system

    Cardiff has developed a barrel with a double bag system for drinks. One bag contains the product while the other bag holds the beverage under pressure. The special laminate guarantees a long shelf life. Once the barrel is empty, only the fully recyclable inner-bag needs to be replaced. Barrels that are no longer used are recovered and recycled through a global recycling network.

  • Bel&Bo
    Reusable bag

    Clothing chain Bel&Bo introduces—as one of the first in its sector—reusable shopping bags that consist of 80% recycled material. To stimulate the reuse of the bags, Bel&Bo organizes a design competition, along with a limited edition of the bags. The company fully compensates for CO2 emissions caused by the production of the bags.

  • Befre
    Reusable bag

    BeFre markets reusable shopping bags. The bags have been recently optimized in a number of ways. Their weight has been decreased by 15% and the material is of 100% plant origin. The bags can be composted at home.

  • Bark Innovations
    Dosing cap

    This cap system enables a very precise dosing of liquid products. It avoids any form of waste. As soon as the cap is opened, the rest of the packaging is closed off, so that only the prescribed quantity of product is released.

  • Alpro
    Yogurt drink carton

    This new yogurt drink carton weighs 50% less than the cardboard one with four separate pots it replaces. Thanks to the new packaging, the filling process can also be accelerated. The packaging consists largely of recyclable and FSC-certified cardboard. The cap enables the packaging to be re-sealed after partial consumption.

  • Allbox
    Customizable cardboard pallet

    ALLBOX has developed a solution to reduce product damage and improve the amount of useable load space on trucks. It is a cardboard pallet whose dimensions can be adapted to that of the boxes used. Pallets can now be loaded more efficiently and with less empty space during transport. Wooden planks reinforce the bottom of the pallet and are easily removed, ideal for reuse and recycling.

  • Douwe Egberts
    Coffee - 250 grams and 500 grams

    In 2001, Douwe Egberts reduced the thickness of the packaging film of its coffee packs from 90 to 60 microns.

  • Henkel
    Various cosmetics brands
  • Koffie Kàn
    Coffee - 250 grams

    Koffie Kàn has replaced its 500 gram coffee packs with 250 gram packs to better meet market demand. One might expect the smaller pack volume to result in a higher packaging ratio; in other words, more packaging per product unit. Yet the reverse is true. Koffie Kàn has succeeded in lowering the packaging ratio by using a new laminate that combines plastics and a thin layer of steamed aluminium (0,03 micrometres). The previous packaging was made of craft paper with a 9 micrometre thick aluminium foil.