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Fresh produce packaging made using recycled materials
Consumers, and society in general, are increasingly aware about environmental problems such as plastic pollution. Infia, a leading company in the fresh produce sector, can now produce its entire range using 100% recycled polyethylene (R-PET 100%).
"We have obtained the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) authorisation for the Supercleaning Process, so now we can obtain finished products made using 100% recycled material that is safe and sustainable, leading to benefits in terms of energy, resource utilisation and greenhouse gas emissions," explains Infia CEO Giuseppe Montaguti.
Infia stand at Macfrut
Employing plastic made with recycled material reduces waste and is part of the circular economy concept. The plastic problem can be solved giving new life to a material that can be reused instead of being disposed of.
Bioplastic (deriving from vegetables) is not suitable to package fresh produce, while R-PET 100% (95% of which derives from the food sector) is perfect.
"We need to be able to convey this turning point, so consumers can understand the difference between purchasing produce packaged with R-PET 100% or with traditional materials. Packaging materials are just as clear and resistant but, at the same time, they are sustainable. R-PET 100% is made using only recycled material and costs much less to produce compared to traditional materials. In addition, it is safe thanks to certified recycling processes."
INFIA has over 70 years of experience and its products are available in 80 countries all over the world. For the past few years, it has been converting its plant to be able to use recycled materials and is now the only company capable of supplying recycled materials according to client needs and without limits when it comes to quantity.
Viale Caduti di Via Fani, 85
47032 Bertinoro (FC) - Italia
Tel.: (+39) 0543 466 511
Fax: (+39) 0543 466 519
Publication date: 5/21/2018
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