Profol Joins Sustainability Packaging Coalition
Profol, a leading manufacturer of cast polypropylene films used in food and non-food packaging, has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).
SPC membership is the next step in Profol’s ongoing efforts to help increase the knowledge around polypropylene recycling and its benefits as a sustainable packaging material.
Current Profol initiatives include offering solutions that lead to the reduction of manufacturing steps, recycle ready mono-materials, PIR content and a lower carbon footprint.
Polypropylene advantages include:
- 100% polypropylene mono-material has a density of less than 1.0g/cm3. The density allows for separation in traditional water sink float separation methods used in the recycling of polypropylene.
- Products utilizing Profol PP film may contain as much as 20% post-industrial recycled content, with developments under way to offer PCR content.
- Depending on production processes, 1kg of polypropylene emits between roughly 1.95kg and 3.5kg CO2. The table included illustrates how PP’s carbon footprint is lighter than other plastics.
Membership was also determined based on Profol and SPC’s shared vision. SPC was formed “to bring packaging sustainability stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.” Whether it be a brand owner or an industry supplier, companies are supporting SPC to help align consumer consumption needs with global environmental needs.
Through the course of membership, Profol will gain the ability to better interface with brand owners, increase its knowledge of recycling guidelines and utilize coalition programs such as How2Recycle®. For more information on SPC, visit sustainablepackaging.org.
To learn more about Profol’s families of peelable and sealable films, visit www.profol.com/packaging/.