In 2022, Italy is one of the European countries with the lowest cost of packaging recycling.
This was revealed by a study conducted by Green (Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks) of Bocconi University and by Wuppertal Institut, recently presented at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Increased sensitivity for environmental protection and the more restrictive measures put in place are affecting both producers and users of packaging. In particular, manufacturers of consumer goods shall offer packaging that is a fully recyclable, biodegradable, made from 100% recycled material or derived from organic sources.
Since 2005, Europe has introduced the obligation for its Member States to establish an extended producer responsibility regime to manage packaging when it becomes waste: those who produce packaging are also responsible for its end of life.
As Smart Packaging Hub we can support to find responses to their most complex questions, concerning eco-sustainability, manufacturing efficiency, configuration flexibility, product safety and quality, traceability, ROI calculation and energy saving.
Still many consumers do not know which the best choice to limit their ecological impact is. Hence, one can find packaging on the market that though made with the best intentions, considering its life cycle, damages the environment instead of safeguarding it.
In this respect, the manufacturers of packaging equipment – placed upstream in the supply chain – have gathered a valuable experience in the field of materials, design and packaging recyclability. They know every single detail of packaging processed through their systems and are fully aware of which factors influence sustainability.
This industry – in Italy a globally recognized excellence – besides focusing on energy efficiency and on the environmental impact of materials in packaging manufacture, shall increasingly consider recyclability at the end of its life cycle.
Every food company, be it a food supplier or a packaging and packing system manufacturer, would get inside consumers’ heads in that split second in front of a shelf when selecting a product.
Smart Packaging Hub is the place par excellence where end-users can also benefit from that entire “Made in Italy” technological connotation. This connotation means first of all the utmost flexibility in the customization of automated packaging plants. In the Hub, actually, visitors discover how to adapt their machines at best to each future requirement, in terms of components on machine board, as well as machine programming, diagnostics and operations.
Triple is thus the support offered in the virtual platform of Smart Packaging Hub. The platform can concretely help endusers of the food & beverage industry, backing them in technological innovation initiatives, digitalization journeys, adoption of Industry 4.0 guidelines and in the global localization of their proposals.
Smart Packaging Hub: a support for technological innovation and digitalization