New materials and fossil free plastics
This is a rapidly evolving topic here at Alfapac. We continously work hard to modify our products and the use of different raw materials. The goal is to reach optimal performance with minimal environmental impact – a challenging, but not impossible, equation.
Some of the things we do:
Recycled raw material
Already today, approx 40 % of our production is based on recycled raw material (PCR and PIR). Our aim is to continously increase this number year by year. Since more than 50 years, we have our own recycling plant for reuse of most our production waste.
We use various virgin materials made from non fossil, renewable, raw materials such as sugar canes and vegetable oils.
Reduced use of material
Reducing film thickness is a key area in all our product development. We believe this is one of the most effective ways of reducing the environmental impact. We have many sucessful examples where the amount of material used has been reduced without impact on product performance.
Design for recycling
This is an increasingly important topic. Already in the design phase of a development project, we aim for a product with a high rate of recyclability.
Reduced use of energy
As for all manufacturing companies, energy reduction is important also for us. We have already come a long way. During 2021 we reduced our electricity consumption per Kg by 11% compared to the year before. During 2023 we will complete a total replacement of all lighting fixtures to LED, with a significant energy reduction as a result. In the future we also plan to install solar panels for further reduction of purchased energy.
We are stronger together
Much of our sustainability work is done daily, at home at the office. But, we are also part of several larger cooperations and multi party projects. Several of these focus on finding circular solutions where both raw material supplier, producer, customer and end customer are included.