Examples of prevention
  • Borealis
    Granulats de polypropylène et de polyéthylène

    Borealis has opted for foldable and reusable containers to deliver certain additives for the production of aggregates. By using a plastic bag inside the container, the necessary product and environmental protection is guaranteed.

  • Borealis
    Polypropylene and polyethylene aggregate

    Borealis has opted for foldable and reusable containers to deliver certain additives for the production of aggregates. By using a plastic bag inside the container, the necessary product and environmental protection is guaranteed.

  • Borealis
    Pallet Return System

    The Pallet Return System (PRS) implemented by Borealis enables the largest possible number of pallets to be circulated in a closed circuit. It’s an excellent solution for the company. Not investing in new pallets every time means its costs are limited essentially to transportation costs. What’s more, Borealis can now rely on constant pallet quality. 

  • Borealis
    Pallet Return System

    The Pallet Return System (PRS) implemented by Borealis enables the largest possible number of pallets to be circulated in a closed circuit. It’s an excellent solution for the company. Not investing in new pallets every time means its costs are limited essentially to transportation costs. What’s more, Borealis can now rely on constant pallet quality.

  • Borealis
    Polypropylene and polyethylene aggregate

    Since the early nineties, Borealis has been stacking 55 material bags of 25 kg instead of 50 bags onto one pallet. This has reduced packaging and transport. 

  • A. Schulman Plastics
    Re-use of pallets

    Thanks to the installation of a new water purification system, A. Schulman can now clean dirty pallets instead of disposing of them in waste containers.

    The efficiency of this prevention measure is surprising: more than 12.000 pallets are cleaned and reused every year.

  • A. Schulman Plastics
    Master batches for the plastics industry

    A. Schulman Plastics has decided to encourage the transportation of raw materials in bulk wherever possible. The raw materials are delivered in bulk and unloaded into silos.

  • ANL-Plastics
    Packaging for cakes

    ANL-Plastics manufactures plastic packaging for the food industry. It has reduced the panel thickness of its packaging for cakes by more than 50%. The company managed this by adopting a new technique that packages products in a vacuum-tight protective environment. The thickness of the PET packaging has now been reduced to 300 µm from 800 µm.

  • Vondelmolen
    Gingerbread - 500 grams

    Vondelmolen has modified the packaging of its gingerbread. The company recently introduced a new corporate logo. At the same time, it replaced the 40 micrometre thick laminated plastic film with a simple 30 micrometre thick film. The packaging of the 500 gram loaf of gingerbread now weighs 3,6 grams, or 1 gram less than its predecessor.

  • Danone
    Prince Pocket - Cookies

    ‘Prince Pocket’ biscuits are sold in packs of two. The cardboard box that contains them has recently been adapted. The box is now made out of a lighter cardboard: 350 g/m2 compared to the previous 380 g/m2. This represents a saving of six tons of cardboard every year on the Belgian market.

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